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

Permit Information

Wyoming gun laws operate on an "Unrestricted" and “Shall Issue” policy, the later being for reciprocity purposes. Residents can carry a firearm either concealed or open with no permit required. Non-residents must have a permit that Wyoming honors to conceal carry in the state. Wyoming will not issue permits to non-residents. Military personnel posted from Wyoming and posted to another state can still obtain a permit.

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Wyoming is an “Unrestricted” & “shall issue” state
Shall issue is used for reciprocity
Residents only
Constitutional carry – no permit required (residents only)
The permit is valid for 5 years

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Resident of Wyoming for not less than six months
  • Does not suffer from physical infirmity which prevents safe handling of a firearm
  • Demonstrates familiarity with a firearm
  • Does not chronically or habitually use alcoholic liquor and malt beverages to the extent that his normal faculties are impaired
  • Is not currently adjudicated to be legally incompetent
  • Has not been committed to a mental institution
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons


    Where You Can Carry

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state – except those listed below

    Where You Cannot Carry

    • Any facility used primarily for law enforcement operations or administration without the written consent of the chief administrator
    • Any detention facility, prison or jail
    • Any courtroom, except that nothing in this section shall preclude a judge from carrying a concealed weapon or determining who will carry a concealed weapon in the courtroom.
    • Any meeting of a governmental entity
    • Any meeting of the legislature or a committee thereof
    • Any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms
    • Any portion of an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic liquor and malt beverages for consumption on the premises, which portion of the establishment is primarily devoted to that purpose
    • Any place where persons are assembled for public worship, without the written consent of the chief administrator of that place
    • Any elementary or secondary school facility
    • Any college or university facility without the written consent of the security service of the college or university
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

    Details on Wyoming Gun Laws

    Get in Touch

    Division of Criminal Investigation


    Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

    Saturday Closed

    Sunday Closed


    Address 208 South College Dr.

    CityCheyenne, WY 82007

    Phone (307) 777-7181

    Email cfp@wyo.gov


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    If you have a concealed permit, can you carry a gun on your hip not completely concealed? If it covered by a jacket or long shirt, is that sufficient as concealed if you can still see “the bump”?