Idaho Concealed Carry Law Summary

Idaho Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: No restriction by state law
  Firearms at Colleges: Concealed carry allowed by law
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Idaho permittee may have a loaded handgun in the vehicle only
  Church Carry: Churches act like any other private property and may restrict
on a church by church basis
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: No state restrictions
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Handguns must be in plain view if loaded, but can be concealed if unloaded. Long guns can be visible or concealed.
  Firearm Law Uniformity: State preemption law prevents local jurisdictions from taking away state firearm rights.
  Permit Training Requirements: Basic permit requires only mimimal training such as hunter education. Enhanced permit requires a full class with live fire.
  Non-Resident Permits: Non-residents may apply
  Constitutional Carry: Yes, for anyone 18+ who can legally possess a firearm.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: Courthouses, Juvenile justice facility or jail, Public or Private K-12 Schools, Student dormitory or resident hall, public entertainment facility provided that signage is conspicuously posted.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:

Basic Permit:

Enhanced Permit

  State Contact Info: Attorney General of Idaho
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720
  Permit Issuing Authority: County Sheriff
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  Permit Application Process: Present the application and other required documents with the Sheriff’s office in your county of residence.
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