looks to be .... http://legallyarmed.com/maine.htm
could be wrong, but looks like a simple non-laminated paper .. saves $$
Thread: Are all ME CCWs paper?
Someone told me ME permits are paper. Are they all paper? Or does it depend on the issuing authority? Being from CT where our permits resemble driver licenses this was just weird to me. Anyone have a photo?
This is CT's
depends on the department that issues it mine is a hard plastic photo id
The Maine State Police issue a plastic ID that looks like the website listed above on the front and has your photo on the back. It's not laminated, it's plastic like a credit card.
Permits issued from municipalities vary greatly in size, content, and material. I've seen laminated photo, non photo, and non-laminated paper permits. I've seen as small as a credit card and as large as a quarter sheet of paper.
Wow. Way to go commonality lol. I turned my app in for my CCW so I don't have to unload getting in to vehicles. Just ordered a though rig for my serpa so I'll stool be OC in the winter regardless. Receptionist told me it was a paper permit, I was amazed.
Wallet sized paper documents get destroyed easily.
ETA: Anyone know if the SP will give you a plastic one like CT's if you bring the papery one to them? As you can see my CT one is very faded and its a printed plastic card. I live 2 blocks from the SP barracks in Orono.
Last edited by SPOProds; 11-02-2012 at 03:23 PM.
The State Police will only issue permits to people who don't have a local issuing authority. Basically, any town with a PD will issue their own permits. You can't get your permit re-issued by the State Police. Complain to your issuing authority that their paper permits are too easily destroyed and ask them to switch to plastic like the state police or at least laminate. Also, it's not like this permit is gonna be taken out and handled often. Tuck it into a slot on your wallet and never touch it again. In the 5 years I've been open carrying, I've only shown my permit twice.
Last edited by SPOProds; 11-02-2012 at 04:50 PM.
Anyone know of a law that would make the permit void if I laminated it myself? This might be considered defacing or alerting.
AFAIK there's nothing preventing you from laminating it. Make sure it's not on carbon or thermal paper. Thermal paper will get destroyed in a hot laminate machine
Last edited by boyscout399; 11-02-2012 at 09:29 PM.
I had staples laminate mine and Biddeford and Windham have paper permits.
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Portland's permit is very nice! Similar to the drivers licenses. My buddy lives in Cumberland and got his, and it was just paper. Now I know why there is a backlog in permits for Portland... they need to make them look prettier!
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Mine was paper with no photo, I paid an extra $2 to laminate it haha. Didn't think it would last 4 years otherwise.