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Idaho Gun Laws

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  • Yes
  • Yes, with restrictions
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Idaho allows any person 18 years old to carry a concealed firearm outside of cities without a permit. Now, to carry inside a city with no permit you must 21 years old. You can obtain an enhanced concealed carry permit which is available who want to travel out-of-state. Some reciprocity states only accept the enhanced version of Idaho’s permit. Residents can send applications to their local county sheriff’s office. Non-residents can only apply at the Ada county sheriff’s office or Canyon county. 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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Idaho Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? Yes
Carry In Vehicle? Yes
Carry In State Park? Yes
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? Yes
No Weapon Sign Enforced? No
Must Notify Officer? No

Idaho CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • 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
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

Honors These States CCW Permits

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • 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
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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Reciprocity Agreements In Idaho

Idaho: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle

Places Not Allowed

  • 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

Idaho: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry

Yes

Idaho has no restrictions on open carry and it is common in this state. The minimum age for open carry is 18 years old.

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

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.

Carry In State Parks

Yes

You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

“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.

Constitutional Carry

Yes

RESIDENTS ONLY

No Weapon Signs Enforced

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.

Must Notify Officer

No

Idaho gun laws do not say you have to inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm or carry a permit/license.

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