Does Alaska issue Concealed Carry Permits?
Alaska is a Shall Issue* state and will issue Alaska Concealed Carry permits to residents of Alaska only.
*NOTE: Alaska Statute 11.61.220 allows anyone 21 or older, who may legally carry a firearm to also carry it concealed without having to obtain a special permit.
Who issues an Alaska Concealed Carry Permit?
Department of Public Safety
How Long is a Alaska Concealed Carry Permit valid for?
1. Copy of Certificate showing successful completion of a handgun course approved by the department.
2. Submit two sets of fingerprints of acceptable techincal quality. Fingerprints submitted must be rolled by a person or agency approved by the department, or by a law enforcement agency or state correctional facility at the discretion of the agency or facility. A list of fingerprint technicians or agencies approved by the department is available on the ACHP web-site.
3. PHOTOGRAPH: Include one quality color photograph taken within the 30 days preceding the date you apply for your permit. See the Photograph Instructions and Specifications in this packet for size restrictions and specific information.
4. Application form filled out. [PDF Application]
Effective October 1, 2007, the application fee for a new Alaska Concealed Handgun Permit will be reduced to $94.25. This reflects a reduction in the cost of conducting national criminal background checks. Fees for renewal and replacement applications will remain at $25.00; only the fee for new applications is affected by this change. Applications received by the Department of Public Safety after October 1, 2007 must be accompanied by the fee of $94.25.
Change of Name or Address:
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Permits:
Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
Any person 21 years of age or older may carry a handgun concealed on their person provided that, when contacted by a police officer, informs the officer of that possession and allows the police officer to secure the handgun for the duration of that contact.
Local ordinances vary from city to city in Alaska. Contact your city, borough, or municipal police department and ask them about their ordinances concerning firearms and concealed weapons.
Places off-limits when carrying:
2. School yards
4. Domestic violence shelters
Alcohol and Drugs:
Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
Alaska is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law.
Unrestricted under state law and generally accepted in most areas.
Localities with Varying Laws: