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Idaho Concealed Weapons License

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.

Idaho recognizes all other states validly issued and current concealed weapons licenses/permits. Out of state residents must have their state concealed weapons license/permit on their person when carrying a concealed weapon in the state of Idaho.

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.

Idaho's Concealed Weapons Law At A Glance

Idaho Letter to all states mailed on July 1, 2017

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
ALABAMA YES ALABAMA 2017
ALASKA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) ALASKA 2018
ARIZONA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) ARIZONA 2018
ARKANSAS YES ARKANSAS 2018
CALIFORNIA NO CALIFORNIA 2018
COLORADO YES (ENHANCED ONLY) COLORADO 2018
CONNECTICUT NO CONNECTICUT 2018
DELAWARE YES (ENHANCED ONLY) DELAWARE 2017
FLORIDA YES FLORIDA 2018
GEORGIA YES GEORGIA 2017
HAWAII NO HAWAII 2018
ILLINOIS NO ILLINOIS 2018
INDIANA YES INDIANA 2018
IOWA YES IOWA 2014
KANSAS YES KANSAS 2015
KENTUCKY YES KENTUCKY 2018
LOUISIANA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) LOUISIANA 2018
MAINE YES MAINE 2015
MARYLAND NO MARYLAND 2018
MASSACHUSETTS NO MASSACHUSETTS 2017
MICHIGAN YES MICHIGAN 2018
MINNESOTA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) MINNESOTA 2018
MISSOURI YES MISSOURI 2018
MISSISSIPPI YES MISSISSIPPI 2018
MONTANA YES MONTANA 2017
NEBRASKA YES NEBRASKA 2018
NEVADA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) NEVADA 2018
NEW HAMPSHIRE NO NEW HAMPSHIRE 2016
NEW JERSEY NO NEW JERSEY 2018
NEW MEXICO YES (ENHANCED ONLY) NEW MEXICO 2013
NEW YORK NO NEW YORK 2018
NORTH CAROLINA YES NOTH CAROLINA 2018
NORTH DAKOTA YES NORTH DAKOTA 2018
OHIO YES OHIO 2004
OKLAHOMA YES OKLAHOMA 2018
OREGON NO OREGON 2018
PENNSYLVANIA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) PENNSYLVANIA 2018
RHODE ISLAND NO RHODE ISLAND 2018
SOUTH CAROLINA YES (ENHANCED ONLY) SOUTH CAROLINA 2017
SOUTH DAKOTA YES SOUTH DAKOTA 2018
TENNESSEE YES TENNESSEE 2018
TEXAS YES TEXAS 2018
UTAH YES UTAH 2018
VERMONT NO VERMONT 2017
VIRGINIA

YES (ENHANCED ONLY)

VIRGINIA 2018
WASHINGTON YES (ENHANCED ONLY) WASHINGTON 2017
WEST VIRGINIA YES WEST VIRGINIA 2018
WISCONSIN YES (ENHANCED ONLY) WISCONSIN 2017
WYOMING YES WYOMING 2018

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

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.

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's Retired Law Enforcement Concealed Weapons Licenses Statute