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Kansas ccw QUICK FACTS

Carry In Vehicle YES
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks Allowed YES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry YES

Permit Information

Kansas gun laws operate on an “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being used for reciprocity. Anyone who is 21 or older and legally allowed to possess a firearm can carry it concealed without a permit. If a permit is required for out-of-state travel an application can be filed with the local sheriff. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and a resident in the county they file in. The application is executed under oath at the local sheriff's office so must be filled out in front of the sheriff. Permits are not available for non-residents.

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Kansas Reciprocity Map


Kansas CCW license recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permits only
  • Issuing state

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Districts & Territories
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Permitless Carry

Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia have “Permitless Carry.” If you can legally possess a firearm then you may carry it concealed in those states without a Permit/License.

Kansas CCW Permit

Kansas is an “Unrestricted” & “shall issue” state.
Shall Issue is used for reciprocty.
Residents only.
Permit not required.
The permit is valid for 4 years.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You have completed an 8 hour firearms training course.
  • A citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien or an eligible non-immigrant alien.
  • A resident of the State of Kansas with a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or residing in Kansas while serving on active duty in the military.
  • A resident of the county where applying.
  • You have read the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act and are familiar with its provisions.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons


Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Public grounds and parking lots/garages
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below

Where You Cannot Carry

  • K-12 Schools both Public and Private Buildings if posted “No Firearms”
  • Governors residence
  • Any public building with a posted sign saying “No Firearms”
  • Secure areas of any buildings for a correctional facility, jail facility or a law enforcement agency
  • State courthouses if posted
  • State racetracks if posted
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Details on Kansas Gun Laws

Kansas Contacts

Kansas Attorney General
Concealed Carry Licensing Unit


Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Address 120 SW 10th Ave

CityTopeka, KS 66612-1597

Phone (785) 291-3765


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JulianL.d.c.Stephencameron finkeShawn Burns Recent comment authors
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Can I open carry a Handgun I just turned 18 without any permit ?


Does the permitless public CCW option extend to a non resident who is temporarily present in Kansas but who does not possess a CCW permit from another state? For open public carry?


this site is behind. kansas recently changed ccw laws. any person over the age of 21 who is carrying a concealed fire arm is not required to have a permit.

Shawn Burns
Shawn Burns

Can you carry into a school?
Without Your gun license?

cameron finke
cameron finke

K-12 Schools both Public and Private Buildings if posted “No Firearms”

cameron finke
cameron finke

if you read the list it said NO

Daniel Robinson
Daniel Robinson

concealed carrying isn’t allowed in any governors building at all


is it really though?

Grant O Lindquist
Grant O Lindquist

Carry IS allowed in Governors mansion.