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Registering a Concealable Firearm

The following questions may provide some insight into the process of owning and registering a handgun.

  1. Who is required to register concealable firearms with the CIty of Omaha/Omaha Police Department?
  2. Can I get a permit to carry a concealed handgun?
  3. I live in Douglas County but not in the City of Omaha and wish to purchase a handgun. What do I do?
  4. I am a resident of the City of Omaha and wish to purchase a handgun. What do I do?
  5. What does the Omaha Police Department require to register a concealable handgun?
  6. A close relative is giving me a handgun to keep. Does that make a difference? 
  7. What sort of events in my past can disqualify me for the registration of a handgun?
  8. How can I safely and legally bring a handgun to the Police Department? 
  9. I am a collector and have several handguns that I would like to register with the Police Department. What then?
  10. Once I have registered my firearm, successfully completed the Safety and Health Council’s Handgun Safety course and have received a permit to carry a concealable firearm, what special precautions should I take?

 

  1.  Who is required to register concealable firearms with the City of Omaha/Omaha Police Department?
    Omaha Municipal Code 20-251 requires that all concealable firearms inside the city limits of Omaha be registered.  Regardless of where a person resides, concealable firearms inside the city of Omaha are required to be registered with the Omaha Police Department. 
    Persons whom are valid Nebraska CCW permit holders (or any other State which Nebraska has reciprocity with) are not required to register concealable firearms and can be in possession of concealable firearms which are not registered. 
  2. Can I get a permit to carry a concealed handgun?
  3. Please refer to the Nebraska State Patrol website for information regarding the proper procedure to get a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
     
  4. I live in Douglas County but not in the City of Omaha and wish to purchase a handgun. What do I do?
    You must go to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to make application for a handgun purchase certificate. You will be asked to produce a valid Nebraska driver’s license or valid state or U.S. Military photo I.D.

    The Sheriff will require a minimal fee along with this application. Once the certificate is issued, you may then go to the dealer of your choice and purchase the firearm. The handgun purchase certificate is valid statewide for three years. This business can be conducted at the following location:

    Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
    Law Enforcement Center
    3601 North 156th Street,
    Tel: 444-6641 
  5. I am a resident of the City of Omaha and wish to purchase a handgun. What do I do? 
    Your first step is to go to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and apply for a handgun purchase certificate. With that certificate in hand, you can then go to the dealer of your choice and select the weapon you wish to purchase.

    The dealer may then give you the paperwork necessary to register the concealable firearm with the OPD's Central Headquarters located at 505 South 15th Street, (402) 444-5818.

    The concealable firearm will be delivered to you by the dealer once you return with the registration card. 
  6. What does the Omaha Police Department require to register a concealable firearm? 
    There is a $15.00 fee to register a concealable firearm. You must also bring the concealable firearm and a satisfactory photo identification card to OPD Headquarters at 505 South 15th Street.

    The Police Department will issue you a registration card provided you meet the qualifications of ordinance 20-253 and there is nothing in your criminal history which would serve as cause to deny the registration.
  7. A close relative is giving me a handgun to keep. Does that make a difference? 
    Yes. Nebraska State Statute 69-2403 specifies that a handgun purchase certificate is not necessary if ‚Äúthe transfer is between a person and his or her spouse, sibling, parent, child, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or grandparent‚ÄĚ.

    If the concealable firearm will physically be in the City of Omaha, however, you must still register the concealable firearm with the OPD at Central Headquarters located at 505 South 15th Street. Again, you will need a valid photo identification and must present the firearm to the officer at the front desk at the time of your appointment.
     
  8. What sort of events in my past can disqualify me for the registration of a concealable firearm?
    When you apply for a handgun purchase certificate or attempt to register a concealable firearm with the Omaha Police, there will be a nationwide computer search of your criminal history. Any of the following may be cause for rejection of your application

    You must:

    • Be a citizen of the United States of America or a permanent resident.
    • Be over 21 years age of age.
    • Have never been convicted of a felony.
    • Not currently be the subject of an active Protection Order.
    • Not have provided false information on the registration request.
    • Not have any previous convictions for carrying concealed weapons or convictions for being a minor in possession of a firearm.
    • Not have any convictions within the past five years of assault, child abuse or violation of any provisions of Chapter 20, Article VII of the Omaha Municipal Code.
    • Not have any conviction for a charge of domestic violence including stalking or harassment.
    • Not have been adjudicated in the previous 10 years to be mentally ill or dangerous.
    • Not be a fugitive from justice, on parole, probation, house arrest, or work release.
    • Not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces.
    • Not be a user of or addicted to unlawful controlled substances, or have convictions relating to controlled substances, including possession of marijuana less than one ounce, or possession of drug paraphernalia in the past 10 years.
  9. How can I safely and legally bring a handgun to the Police Department? 
    The unloaded handgun must be presented to an officer at the front desk in a case or a container of some type. Preferably this would be a locked container.
  10. I am a collector and have several firearms that I would like to register with the Police Department. What then?
    Time does not allow the officers at the front desk to register more than three firearms at once. If you have more than three, you can choose to either schedule appointments to bring in three firearms at one time or leave the entire collection with us to process as time allows.
  11. Once I have registered my firearm, successfully completed the Safety and Health Council’s Handgun Safety course and have received a City of Omaha Handgun Identification Card, what should I do when contacted by police?
    If you are contacted by a law enforcement officer, we suggest that you place both your hands on the outside of the vehicle (palms up) and immediately tell the officer that you are legally in possession of a firearm. Do not make any sudden moves and do not make any other movement until you receive instructions from the officer on what to do next.

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