IDAHO GUN LAWS
Concealed Carry Guide

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Idaho Weapons License

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at lease 21 years of age.
  • Are a US citizen.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the firearm through a course.
  • Resident of Idaho for at least six months.
  • Not the subject of a withheld judgment for a crime prohibiting a carry license; or released pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime prohibiting a carry license.
  • Has not been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for one or more crimes of violence constituting a misdemeanor, unless three years has elapsed since disposition.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit;

  1. Do a training course if required.
  2. Download the application form or pickup from your local Sheriffs office.
  3. You will need to take the following documents to your local Sheriffs office;
    • Completed application
    • Proof of training
    • Photo ID
  4. You will be fingerprinted.
  5. You will be informed by mail if your permit has been approved or declined.

CCW Weapons License application form

RENEWALS

  • Concealed carry Weapons License’s can be renewed within 90 days before and 90 days after the Expiry date.
  • A new license application must be made if the license has expired for more than 90 days.

LICENSE FEE’S

New Permits
$20

Renewal
$15

NOTE
The law sets the above fee’s at $20 for an original license and $15 for a renewal license. However, the local sheriff is permitted to charge extra fee’s for fingerprinting etc. This will vary between counties but on average is about $64 for a new license.

QUICK FACTS

Carry In VehicleSEE DETAILS
Must Notify Officer NO
Carry In State Parks AllowedYES
No Weapons Signs Enforced NO
Open Carry Permitted YES
Carry In Liquor Establishments YES
Constitutional Carry RESIDENTS ONLY

Permit Information


Idaho gun laws allow any person who is at least 18 years old to carry a concealed firearm outside of cities without a permit. To carry inside a city without a permit you must be at least 21 years of age. An enhanced concealed carry permit is available for those that wish to travel out-of-state. Some reciprocity states will only accept the enhanced version of Idaho’s permit. Applications for residents are made at their local county sheriff's office. Non-residents can only apply at the Canyon county or Ada county sheriff’s office. Idaho is a “Shall Issue” state for concealed carry. Open carry is legal and common in Idaho, must be 18 or older.

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CCW license recognition
  • Permit honored
  • Permit not honored
  • Residential permit only
  • ID enhanced permit only
  • Issuing state


STANDARD RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

ENHANCED RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

STANDARD NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

ENHANCED NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, Guam, New York City, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands,

Where Can I Conceal Carry?

Places Off-Limits

  • Public or private school
  • State courthouse
  • Juvenile detention facility
  • Adult correctional facility
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

18-3302C Prohibited Conduct
18-3302D Possessing Weapons or Firearms on School Property

Places Where You Can Carry

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

Details on Idaho Gun Laws

Concealed carry permits/licenses are issued by the sheriff in your county of residence.
90 Days
The application for a concealed carry permit/license must be processed within 90 days of the application being received.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law
Idaho gun laws do not say you have to inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm or carry a permit/license. GunsToCarry recommends that you always carry your permit/license whenever a firearm is on your person.
NO
“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Idaho gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

GunsToCarry recommends that you do not enter a property displaying a “No Weapons” sign whether the law is for or against signage. If asked to leave a property and you refuse to do so then you are breaking the law and put yourself at risk of being charged.

YES – Without a Permit/License
Any person aged 18 or over is allowed to carry a concealed firearm outside of any city. Any person aged 21 or over can carry within a city without a permit. Without a permit, any firearm must be located in plain view or disassembled or unloaded. If concealed in the vehicle it must be unloaded.
With a permit, you may carry a loaded firearm concealed inside your vehicle.
YES – Without a Permit/License
Idaho has no restrictions on open carry and it is common in this state. The minimum age for open carry is 18 years old.
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
“Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.
YES
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas

Get in Touch

Ada County Sheriff

Hours



Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed


Contact



Address 7200 Barrister Dr.

CityIdaho City, ID 83631

Phone (208) 577-3112

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