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Arizona gun laws operate at the state level and are very permissive. They allow any person who is at least 18 years old to open carry, and 21 years old or over to conceal carry a firearm without a permit. Arizona was the second state after Alaska to enact “Constitutional Carry” laws. They still maintain a “Shall Issue” policy for reciprocity reasons. Permits are issued to residents and non-residents with one of the requirements being that a firearms safety course must be passed.

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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21 years old or more
  • You are a resident of Arizona or a US citizen
  • You are not unlawfully present in the United States
  • You have completed an approved firearms training class
  • You have no pending charges
  • You have not been convicted of a felony
  • You have not been diagnosed as mentally ill
  • Federal Law Requirements

ARS 13.3101(7) -State prohibitors

APPLICATION

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Determine if you meet the qualifications to obtain a concealed weapons permit.
  2. You are required to read Arizona Statute Title 13, chapters 4 and 13.
  3. Complete a firearms safety training course.
  4. You will need to contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit, via email to request an application packet (fill in form on left side of window) which contains an application, two fingerprint cards and a return envelope.
  5. Return the application with two sets of fingerprints, proof of training and the fee.
  6. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

RENEWALS

  • Around 90 days before a permits expiry date a renewal packet will be sent to the address on record.
  • Permits can be renewed within 90 days before or 60 days after the expiry date.
  • If the permit has expired for more than 60 days a new application process will need to be started.
  • If you do not receive the packet please print off a renewal application from our forms section.

The renewal application with fee will need to be mailed to;

AZ DPS-CWPU
P.O. Box 6488 Phoenix,
AZ 85005-6488
Attn: Renewal.
 

Renewal applications can also be dropped off at the following office between 8am – 5pm.

DPS Public Service Center building
2222 W. Encanto Blvd.
Phoenix

Note
You are required to inform the CWPU  of any address or phone number change within 10 days. Use the change of address form located in the forms section on this page.

FEES

Application Type Original Renewal
New Permit $60 $43
Replacement Permit $10
LEOSA Certification $20
LEOSA Instructor Certification No Charge

Accepted forms of payment
Money order, Cashier’s Check or Certified Check – payable to the AZ DPS to the CWPU

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Arizona will honor all other states concealed carry permits. There is one exception with the Idaho permit as stated in the notes below. A person must be at least 21 years old to carry a concealed firearm in Arizona.

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Arizona currently has signed reciprocity agreements with eight other states. These states are; Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia. A full list of reciprocity agreementscan be viewed on the state website.

  • Idaho – Arizona will only honor the Idaho Enhanced Permit. They will not honor the Idaho Standard Permit.
  • Oklahoma – Residents of Arizona can carry a concealed firearm without any permit while visiting Oklahoma. The only requirement is that you carry state issued ID from Arizona.

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Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • You can take a firearm onto school property if you follow the procedure below;
    You are an adult in a vehicle and the firearm is unloaded before entering school grounds. Furthermore, if you must exit your vehicle, the firearm must remain unloaded and be secured (locked) within the vehicle, out of plain view.
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as Off-Limits.

Places Not Allowed

  • Liquor retailer who has posted a sign prohibiting weapons
  • The grounds of any school
  • Polling places on election day
  • Correctional facilities
  • Nuclear or hydroelectric generating stations.
  • Any establishment or event open to the public where the operator makes a reasonable request for you to give them custody or remove the weapon from the premises. A sign would qualify for such request. By law, cities and counties are required to offer on-site storage if they ban weapons but not all are in compliance
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

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You are legally entitled to open carry in Arizona with the minimum age being 18. Only persons that have a permit/license can carry in a place that serves alcohol for consumption on the premises.
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YES – Without a Permit/License If you are 21 or older and legally allowed to own a firearm you can carry a fully loaded and concealed handgun in a vehicle. If you are under the age of 21 the handgun must be in plain view to a person outside looking into the vehicle.
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It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES State/National Forests: YES State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES The Law ARS 17.305 – Wildlife Management Areas
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Only if you have a CCW permit, the permit can be from Arizona or any other state. Without a permit, it is illegal to conceal or open carry in any place that serves alcohol. The Law ARS 4.244 – Unlawful Acts
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Arizona is a permit-less carry or Constitutional Carry state. No permit is required to carry a concealed firearm if a person is 21 years of age or over. To open carry a person must be at least 18 years old. Arizona still maintains a “Shall Issue” policy for reciprocity purposes.
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Arizona 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 4.229 – Posting Notices
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Nothing in Arizona gun laws state that you must inform Law Enforcement you have a firearm if stopped by them. The law does say that if an officer asks you if you have a firearm then you must give him an answer. The Law ARS 13.3102 – Misconduct with Weapons ARS 13.3112 – Carrying Permit

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Quick Facts

Open Carry

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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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