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Alaska Gun Laws are rated as some of the most friendly in the US. Anyone 21 years of age or older in Alaska, and can legally own a firearm are also allowed to conceal carry a firearm. No permit is required. If you do choose to obtain a permit, than 38 states will give you reciprocity without any issue.  Non-resident permits are not currently available. Yet, the carry law also applies to non-residents who are currently in Alaska.

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  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Resident of Alaska and have lived in the state for more than 90 days.
  • Eligible under federal and state regulations to possess a firearm.
  • Not been convicted of two or more Class A misdemeanors of Alaska or similar laws in any other jurisdiction within the six years immediately preceding the application.
  • Not be currently under order nor in the three years immediately preceding the application have been under order to complete an alcohol or substance abuse treatment program.
  • Successfully complete an approved handgun competency course within the 12 months prior to the application.
  • Does not suffer a physical infirmity that prevents the safe handling of a handgun.
  • Federal Law requirements

Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit;

  1. Complete a firearm’s course within 12 months of application.
  2. Download the application form.
  3. You will need the following documents;
    • Two complete sets of fingerprints
    • One frontal view color photograph of the person taken within the preceding 30 days that includes the head and shoulders of the person.
    • Valid Alaska driver’s license or identification card.
  4. Complete the application in writing and apply in person at an office of the Alaska State Troopers.
  5. You will be notified within 30 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
  • Permits will expire on the permit holder’s birthday in the fifth year after issuance.
  • A CCW Permit can be renewed 90 days before and up to the expiration date for $25.
  • Late renewals are allowed up to 60 days after the expiration date but there will be an extra charge increasing the cost to $50.
  • If a permit has not been renewed within 60 days after the expiration date the holder must go through the new permit process.
  • Expired permits do not need to be returned.

AS 18.65.700 (d) – CCW permit expiration date

Accepted forms of payment
Money order, Cashier’s check, Personal check – made out to the State of Alaska

Permit fees are not refundable if the application is not approved.

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  • All out-of-state permits are honored by Alaska provided the holder is at least 21 years old.
  • Any person in Alaska who is legally entitled to carry a firearm is allowed to carry it concealed without a permit.

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Alaska has signed reciprocity agreements with the seven states listed below. The reciprocity agreements can be viewed at the Department of Public Safety website by clicking on (agreement) next to the state name.

Arizona, Florida, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota

  • Alaska has stated they will only honor the Enhanced Permit from Idaho.
  • Oklahoma allows residents of Alaska to conceal carry without a permit. You are required to have Alaska state ID on you at all times.

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Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • School bus
  • Public or private school for grades K-12, including the school grounds and parking lot
  • Any place where intoxicating liquor is sold for consumption on the premises, except a restaurant where the person carrying the firearm did not consume intoxicating liquor.
  • Any licensed child care facility if the facility is other than a private residence.
  • Courtroom or office of the Alaska Court System, or within a courthouse that is occupied only by the Alaska Court System and other Justice-related agencies.
  • Within a domestic violence or sexual assault shelter that receives funding from the state.
  • Within another person’s residence.
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

AS 11.61.220 – Banned Places
7 AAC 10.1080 – Firearms and Ammunition

Alaska

Yes
Alaska has no open carry laws, which means it’s legal for anyone to open carry a firearm but only if they’re legally allowed to possess such firearm. Minimum open carry age is 16, however this conflicts with the federal law which states that anyone under 18 cannot possess a firearm.
Yes
Anyone at least 21 years old and can legally own a firearm are allowed to carry the weapon concealed or openly in a vehicle. It’s required that you must disclose law enforcement you’re carrying a firearm if stopped by them. Alaska law states you must be 16 to transport and possess a handgun without a permit. The handgun MUST be secured in a vehicle and unloaded. However, be aware, this conflicts with Federal law which declares that 18 is the minimum age to possess a firearm. The Law AS 11.61.220 AS 18.65.800 – Possession of firearms in motor vehicles 18 USC 922(x) – Federal law on transferring and possession of firearm by juvenile.
Yes
It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES AS 11.61.220 State/National Forests: YES AS 11.61.220 State Game Management Units: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES AS 11.61.220
Yes
In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol Places that serve alcohol are listed as off-limit for persons carrying loaded firearms. The law makes an exception for restaurants that serve only beer or wine (but not liquor) if alcohol is not consumed. 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. The Law AS 11.61.220
Yes
No permit is required in Alaska to conceal carry a firearm if a person is 21 years or older and legally allowed to possess a handgun.
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Alaska gun laws give “No Weapons” signs the force of law. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. 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. The Law 13 AAC 30.110. Notification of Places Where Concealed Handguns May not be Carried (b) Nothing in this chapter or in AS 18.65.700 – 18.65.790 precludes a person from posting, to the extent allowed by law, a notice regarding the carrying of a concealed handgun.
Yes
According to Alaska gun laws you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. There is nothing in the law to say you must carry a permit but we always recommend that you carry the permit, together with photo ID, at all times during which you are in actual possession of a concealed handgun. The Law AS 11.61.220 – Alaska

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Quick Facts

Open Carry

Yes

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

Carry In State Parks

Yes

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

Constitutional Carry

Yes

No Weapons Signs Enforced

Yes

Must Notify Officer

Yes
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