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.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||No|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
Idaho has no restrictions on open carry and it is common in this state. The minimum age for open carry is 18 years old.
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.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas
“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.
“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.
Idaho gun laws do not say you have to inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm or carry a permit/license.