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.
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 2018|
|ARIZONA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||ARIZONA 2018|
|COLORADO||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||COLORADO 2018|
|DELAWARE||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||DELAWARE 2017|
|LOUISIANA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||LOUISIANA 2018|
|MINNESOTA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||MINNESOTA 2018|
|NEVADA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||NEVADA 2018|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE||YES||NEW HAMPSHIRE 2018|
|NEW JERSEY||NO||NEW JERSEY 2018|
|NEW MEXICO||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||NEW MEXICO 2013|
|NEW YORK||NO||NEW YORK 2018|
|NORTH CAROLINA||YES||NORTH CAROLINA 2018|
|NORTH DAKOTA||YES||NORTH DAKOTA 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|
|VIRGINIA||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||VIRGINIA 2018|
|WASHINGTON||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||WASHINGTON 2017|
|WEST VIRGINIA||YES||WEST VIRGINIA 2018|
|WISCONSIN||YES (ENHANCED ONLY)||WISCONSIN 2018|
Please contact Deputy Attorney General Merritt Dublin 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.**
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 https://www.ag.idaho.gov/office-resources/concealed-weapons/ 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.