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Vermont is a very permissive state for firearms. Vermont operates on an “Unrestricted” status and doesn’t issue permits to carry a firearm. Any individual older than 16 and can legally posses a firearm is allowed to conceal or open carry.
Vermont doesn’t distinguish between a resident or non-resident in terms of carry laws.
|Open Carry Permitted?||Yes!|
|Carry In Vehicle?||Yes!|
|Carry In State Park?||Yes!|
|Carry In Restaurants?||Yes!|
|No Weapon Sign Enforced?||Yes!|
|Must Notify Officer?||No|
Any individual who has a permit to conceal carry in another reciprocal U.S. state is legally allowed to carry a firearm in Vermont. During their time in Vermont, they will be subject to the laws of the county and state.
YES – Without a Permit/License Open carrying a handgun without a permit/license in Vermont is legal if you are at least 18 years old.
YES – Without a Permit/License If you are legally allowed to own a firearm you can carry it concealed in a vehicle with no permit/license.
You are permitted to carry in state parks, state forests, WMA’s and roadside rest areas.
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.
Vermont gun laws have the force of law for “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.
NO – Must Inform Officer on Contact By Law There is nothing in Vermont gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.