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Arizona gun laws are incredibly permissive and operate on the state level. Any 18 year old can open carry, and anyone over 21 can conceal carry without a permit. Fun Fact: Arizona followed Alaska to allow “Constitutional Carry” laws.

So you’re aware, Arizona is still a “Shall Issue” policy for reciprocity reasons. One of the requirements to obtain a permit is passing a safety course, which is required for residents and non-residents.

Arizona

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 21
  • U.S. citizen or resident of Arizona
  • 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

  • 90 days before your permits expiration date a packet for renewal is sent to the address on file.
  • Permits can be renewed 60 days after the expiry date or within 90 days before.
  • You will need to file a new application if you renew after 60 days of expiration.
  • 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.

Arizona

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.

Arizona

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. 

Arizona

Yes
At 18 you’re legally permitted to open carry. Only individuals who have a license/permit can carry in a place that serves alcohol.
Yes
Arizona only allows individuals 21 and older to carry and own a loaded and concealed handgun while in a vehicle .
Yes
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
Yes
You can only carry in restaurants if you have a license or CCW permit with Arizona or any state Arizona has reciprocity with. It’s important to note that it’s illegal to open or conceal carry in establishments which serve alcohol. The Law ARS 4.244 – Unlawful Acts
Yes
Arizona is one of the growing number of states allowing Constitutional Carry were you’re not required to have a permit to carry a concealed firearm if you’re 21 or older. You must be 18 to open carry.
Yes
“No Weapons” has the force of law in Arizona. You will face severe legal penalties for not following the signage. The Law 4.229 – Posting Notices
No
There’s no explicit law requiring you to notify a Law Enforcement Officer of a firearm if stopped on official business, however if you get asked you must give the honest answer. The Law ARS 13.3102 – Misconduct with Weapons ARS 13.3112 – Carrying Permit

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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

No
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