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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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  • Must be at lease 21 years of age.
  • Are a US citizen.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the firearm through a course.
  • Resident of Idaho for at least six months.
  • Not the subject of a withheld judgment for a crime prohibiting a carry license; or released pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime prohibiting a carry license.
  • Has not been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for one or more crimes of violence constituting a misdemeanor, unless three years has elapsed since disposition.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons 

APPLICATIONS

Follow these steps to obtain a concealed carry permit;

  1. Do a training course if required.
  2. Download the application form or pickup from your local Sheriffs office.
  3. You will need to take the following documents to your local Sheriffs office;
    • Completed application
    • Proof of training
    • Photo ID
  4. You will be fingerprinted.
  5. You will be informed by mail if your permit has been approved or declined.

CCW Weapons License application form

RENEWALS

  • Concealed carry Weapons License’s can be renewed within 90 days before and 90 days after the Expiry date.
  • A new license application must be made if the license has expired for more than 90 days.

LICENSE FEE’S

New Permits
$20

Renewal
$15

NOTE
The law sets the above fee’s at $20 for an original license and $15 for a renewal license. However, the local sheriff is permitted to charge extra fee’s for fingerprinting etc. This will vary between counties but on average is about $64 for a new license.

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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

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

No

Must Notify Officer

No
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