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Kansas operates as an “Unrestricted” and “Shall Issue” state. Anyone who is 21 and can legally possess a firearm is allowed to conceal carry without a permit. You must file with the local sheriff if a permit is required for out-of-state travel. To file an application you need to be 21, and you must fill the form out at the sheriff’s office. There are no permits issued for non-residents.

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  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • You have completed an 8 hour firearms training course.
  • A citizen of the United States, a permanent resident alien or an eligible non-immigrant alien.
  • A resident of the State of Kansas with a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card, or residing in Kansas while serving on active duty in the military.
  • A resident of the county where applying.
  • You have read the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act and are familiar with its provisions.
  • Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons 

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Complete a training course on firearms.
  2. Download and read the Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act from under the FORMS tab.
  3. Download the application under the FORMS tab.
  4. You will need the following documents;
    • Completed application form
    • Photocopy of certificate showing completion of training course
    • A 2”x2” passport-style color photograph taken within the preceding 30 days
    • A photocopy of your Kansas driver’s license or Kansas identification card
    • Two checks, one for $100 (payable to Kansas Attorney General) and the other $32 (payable to the county sheriff)
  5. Personally submit the completed application with photo, training certificate and checks to the sheriff in the county of residence.
  6. The county sheriff will collect the fees, fingerprint the applicant, have the applicant sign a record check waiver and statement and forward the entire packet to the Attorney General’s Office for processing.
  7. You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

New Permits: $132.50
Renewal: $25

Accepted forms of payment
Money order, Cashiers check, Personal check

NOTE
You will need two checks;
$100 – payable to “Office of the Attorney General”
$32.50 – payable to “Sheriff of __________ County”

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Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Public grounds and parking lots/garages
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below 

Places Not Allowed

  • K-12 Schools both Public and Private Buildings if posted “No Firearms”
  • Governors residence
  • Any public building with a posted sign saying “No Firearms”
  • Secure areas of any buildings for a correctional facility, jail facility or a law enforcement agency
  • State courthouses if posted
  • State racetracks if posted
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

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Yes
YES – Without a Permit/License Open carry is legal in Kansas with no permit if you are at least 18 years old and allowed to possess a firearm.
Yes
YES – Without a Permit/License Anyone who is 21 years of age who can legally possess a handgun can carry it concealed or openly in Kansas without any type of permit/license. The minimum age for possessing and transporting a handgun unloaded and secured in a vehicle without any type of permit/license to carry firearms is 18.
Yes
YES You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas
Yes
YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol “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
No
NO “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Kansas 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 in the law as being off limits.
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NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law There is nothing in Kansas gun laws that states you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.

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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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