Kaua’i Police Department Finalizes Firearms Application Process : Kauai Now : Kauai News & Information


The Kaua’i Police Department has finalized the Revised Application and Authorization Process for Concealed and Unconcealed Firearms Permits in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen, No. 20-843 and Hawaii Attorney General Opinion 22-02, dated July 7.

Applicants can obtain the Application for Carrying Concealed or Open Firearms in person at KPD Records Firearms Section Service Counter at Līhuʻe Main Police Station or online via the Firearms Section tab firearms on the Kaua’i Police Department webpage at:


In addition to the completed application and authorization to use or disclose protected health information, applicants must submit their application in person and provide the following:

Copy of current firearms registration for the firearm to be carried.
Signed copy of firearms proficiency test including results (test must be dated within 90 days of request):
The firearms proficiency test must be taken with the firearm to be carried (minimum marksmanship qualification course and proficiency standards available online on the KPD website);
The firearms proficiency test must be administered by a state or National Rifle Association certified firearms instructor of the applicant’s choice (include instructor certification); and
Signed marksmanship test results must include marksmanship scores – pass/fail alone is not sufficient.
Two passport size color photographs of the applicant (taken within the last 30 days).
For applications necessary for employment purposes, please complete the notarized Application for Private Security Employer Certification.

KPD is developing training for our police officers as well as guidance for the community in light of the substantial change in gun carrying laws in Hawai’i.

“We recognize that the issuance of gun licenses has generated both interest and anxiety in our community,” said Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck. “We remain committed to ensuring public safety and establishing open lines of communication for the safe and responsible carrying of firearms in public.”

Contact 808-241-1929 or email [email protected] for more information on firearms issues.


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