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Alaska is ranked as one of the most friendly U.S. states for gun laws. It’s even recognized internationally for it’s unique stance on an individuals rights to carry a firearm.

Alaska law states that anyone 21 years or older can legally own a firearm and conceal carry without a permit being required. It’s your choice to obtain a permit, and if you decide to there are 38 states who offer reciprocity. There are no permits offered for non-residents, however it’s important to note you can legally carry as a non-resident.

Alaska

  • Need to be 21 years old
  • Alaska resident, and you need to have resided for more 90 days or more.
  • Eligible under state and federal law to possess a firearm.
  • Can NOT have previous convictions of 2 or more Class A misdemeanors of Alaska laws within 6 years immediately before the application.
  • You cannot be in an alcohol or substance abuse program actively or within 3 years of the application.
  • Within 12 months prior to your application you must successfully complete an approved handgun course.
  • You cannot have a physical limitation which prevents you from handling the handgun safely
  • Federal Law requirements

Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit;

  1. Complete a certified firearm safety 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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  • Alaska honors out-of-state permits as long as the holder is 21 years old.
  • Any individual who can legally 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
Open carry is legal as long as the individual is 16, however be aware that this conflicts with federal law which indicated that individuals under 18 cannot possess a firearm.
Yes
Anyone who is 21 years old and is legally allowed to own a firearm are permitted to carry the weapon openly or concealed in their vehicle. As stated below, you’re required to disclose to law enforcement if you’re carrying a firearm. Alaska law states you must be 16 to possess and transport a handgun without a permit. The handgun MUST be unloaded and secured in a vehicle. 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
You can legally carry in the areas below; 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 Which 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
If a person is 21 years and can legally possess a handgun they are allowed to carry without a permit.
Yes
“No Weapons” signs have the force of law behind them in Alaska. There are severe legal penalties for not following these signs. The corresponding laws are below: 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
Alaska gun law states that you must inform a law enforcement officer that you have a firearm if they approach you on official business. The law doesn’t state you need to carry a permit, but it’s always recommended to carry it with you, along with a photo ID, when in the possession of a 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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