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Idaho License to Carry Concealed Weapons

A License to Carry Concealed Weapon (I.C. 18-3302) in Idaho is issued through Idaho Sheriffs.  As of July 1, 2013, a new type of license will be made available.  The Enhanced License to Carry Concealed Weapons (I.C. 18-3302K) is also issued by Idaho Sheriffs.   Questions regarding the application process should be directed to an Idaho Sheriff.

CWL Reciprocity with Other States

CAUTION! Gun Concealed carry laws vary greatly from state to state and even within counties and municipalities within those states. Therefore, if you have an Idaho Concealed Weapons License and are planning to visit a state that has concealed weapons license reciprocity with Idaho, remember that you are subject to the laws of that state, including any county or city ordinances, that apply to concealed weapons licenses and concealed weapons carry. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with those laws, ordinances and codes and comply with them. Concealed weapons license reciprocity in any form is simply that, reciprocity, and it does not immunize a person from criminal or civil consequences for breaking the law. Also, please note that some state grant reciprocity to Idaho Concealed Carry Licenses for concealed firearms only, and do not extend reciprocity for other weapons that Idaho includes under its Concealed Weapons Licenses, such as dirks, dirk knives, bowie knives, daggers or any other deadly or dangerous weapon.

Idaho Letter to all states mailed on July 1, 2014

To view the reciprocity agreement or communication with a state, please click on the state name and year.

STATE DOES THE STATE RECOGNIZE ID CWL? RECIPROCITY AND DATE
ALABAMA YES ALABAMA 2015
ALASKA YES ALASKA 2013
ARIZONA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) ARIZONA 2015
ARKANSAS YES ARKANSAS 2014
CALIFORNIA NO CALIFORNIA 2013
COLORADO YES COLORADO 2011
CONNECTICUT NO CONNECTICUT 2015
DELAWARE YES (ENHANCED ONLY) DELAWARE 2015
FLORIDA YES FLORIDA 2015
GEORGIA YES GEORGIA 2015
HAWAII NO HAWAII 2015
ILLINOIS NO ILLINIOS 2013
INDIANA YES INDIANA 2013
IOWA YES IOWA 2014
KANSAS YES KANSAS 2014
KENTUCKY YES KENTUCKY 2014
LOUISIANA YES LOUISIANA 2004
MAINE YES MAINE 2015
MARYLAND NO MARYLAND 2015
MASSACHUSETTS NO MASSACHUSETTS 2013
MICHIGAN YES MICHIGAN 2013
MINNESOTA NO MINNESOTA 2014
MISSOURI YES MISSOURI 2015
MISSISSIPPI YES MISSISSIPPI 2015
MONTANA YES MONTANA 2013
NEBRASKA YES NEBRASKA 2013
NEVADA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) NEVADA 2014
NEW JERSEY NO NEW JERSEY 2013
NEW MEXICO YES (ENHANCED ONLY) NEW MEXICO 2013
NEW YORK NO NEW YORK 2013
NORTH CAROLINA YES NOTH CAROLINA 2014
NORTH DAKOTA YES NORTH DAKOTA 2015
OHIO YES OHIO 2004
OKLAHOMA YES OKLAHOMA 2014
OREGON NO OREGON 2014
PENNSYLVANIA NO PENNSYLVANIA 2013
RHODE ISLAND NO RHODE ISLAND 2015
SOUTH CAROLINA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) SOUTH CAROLINA 2013
SOUTH DAKOTA YES SOUTH DAKOTA 2013
TENNESSEE YES TENNESSEE 2014
TEXAS YES TEXAS 2015
UTAH YES UTAH 2013
VERMONT NO VERMONT 2015
VIRGINIA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) VIRGINIA 2013
WASHINGTON YES (ENHANCED ONLY) WASHINGTON 2014
WEST VIRGINIA YES WEST VIRGINIA 2015
WISCONSIN YES (ENHANCED ONLY) WISCONSIN 2013
WYOMING YES WYOMING 2015

Please contact Deputy Attorney General Stephanie Altig at 208-884-7498 for further questions.

Forms

When applying for a License to Carry Concealed Weapon, you must fill out the Concealed Weapons License Application.

Additionally, when applying for a Enhanced License to Carry Concealed Weapons a signed copy of the Enhanced Concealed Weapons License Training Certificate, that has been completed and signed by a valid firearms instructor, must accompany the application form. **Note: The Idaho State Police will not accept applications directly from the applicant, all applications must be submitted to an Idaho Sheriff.**

License to Carry Concealed Weapon FAQ'S

Any questions to Idaho's License to Carry Concealed Weapon laws and statutes need to be directed to the Idaho Attorney General. You can be directed to their website by clicking on the link below.

ATTORNEY GENERALS CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSE FAQ'S

For more information regarding Retired Law Enforcement Concealed Weapons Laws please click on the link below.

H.R. 218 The "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act"


Idaho State Police Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642
208.884.7000