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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. To apply for an Idaho Concealed Weapons License you must appear at the sheriff’s office in person. See www.idahosheriffs.org/ccw.htm for more information.
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 states 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.
To view the reciprocity agreement or communication with a state, please click on the state name and year in the column under Reciprocity and Date.
|STATE||DOES THE STATE RECOGNIZE ID CWL?||RECIPROCITY AND DATE|
|ALASKA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||ALASKA 2017|
|ARIZONA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||ARIZONA 2017|
|COLORADO||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||COLORADO 2017|
|DELAWARE||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||DELAWARE 2017|
|LOUISIANA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||LOUISIANA 2017|
|MINNESOTA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||MINNESOTA 2017|
|NEVADA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||NEVADA 2017|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE||NO||NEW HAMPSHIRE 2016|
|NEW JERSEY||NO||NEW JERSEY 2017|
|NEW MEXICO||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||NEW MEXICO 2013|
|NEW YORK||NO||NEW YORK 2017|
|NORTH CAROLINA||YES||NOTH CAROLINA 2017|
|NORTH DAKOTA||YES||NORTH DAKOTA 2017|
|PENNSYLVANIA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||PENNSYLVANIA 2018|
|RHODE ISLAND||NO||RHODE ISLAND 2017|
|SOUTH CAROLINA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||SOUTH CAROLINA 2017|
|SOUTH DAKOTA||YES||SOUTH DAKOTA 2017|
YES (ENHANCED ONLY)
|WASHINGTON||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||WASHINGTON 2017|
|WEST VIRGINIA||YES||WEST VIRGINIA 2017|
|WISCONSIN||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||WISCONSIN 2017|
Please contact Deputy Attorney General Stephanie Altig at 208-884-7498 for further questions.
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.**
The Idaho Attorney General’s Office maintains a website for FAQs concerning Idaho’s Concealed Weapons Licenses and laws. To access this information, click on this link http://www.ag.idaho.gov/concealedWeapons/concealedWeapons_index.html. The Idaho Sheriffs Association also maintains a website with information concerning Idaho’s Concealed Weapons Licenses and laws. To access this information, click on this link http://www.idahosheriffs.org/ccw.htm.
For more information regarding Retired Law Enforcement Concealed Weapons Laws please click on the link below.
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