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Utah Concealed Carry Permit Information

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Concealed Permit:

Shall Issue to Residents and Non-Residents

Example Utah Resident/Non-Resident Permit:

Utah Concealed Weapon Permit

Issuing Authority:

Department of Public Safety: Bureau of Criminal Identification

Apply by mail to:
Utah Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118
801-965-4445

 

Applications will be accepted, in person, from 8:00AM until 5:00PM at the above location.

Out Of State Permit Issue:
Utah does issue permits to non-residents.

NICS/Background Check:
NICS: Yes, A criminal background check is conducted for all applicants

Permit Valid For:
The Utah concealed firearm permit is valid for a period of five years.

Permit Issued Timeline:
Within 60 days after receiving an application and upon proof that the person applying is of good character the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant.

Cost:
Application fees for a Utah Concealed Firearms Permits are $46.00 for residents and $51.00 for non-residents and also non-refundable. The Bureau accepts cash, check, money order, VISA and MASTERCARD. Credit card payment must include the 3-digit control number on the back of the card.Name and address must be imprinted on checks (no “counter checks” please). Please make check or money order payable to: Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification. There will be a $20 service charge for returned checks. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH IN THE MAIL.

Replacement (lost or change of address): $10.00

Requirements:
1. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age
2. Proof of good character…whereas the applicant;
a. has not been convicted of a felony;
b. has not been convicted of any crime of violence;
c. has not been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol;
d. has not been convicted of any offenses involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
e. has not been convicted of any offenses involving moral turpitude;
f. has not been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
g. has not been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed

Required Documents:

1. Completed Application
2. A Photocopy of your Driver License
3. Photograph. One recent color photograph of passport quality. *Photos may be taken at BCI.
4. Fingerprint Card. One fingerprint card. Must be filled out completely. Writing and prints must be legible. Fingerprint should be taken by a trained fingerprint technician. Fingerprint cards that are not legible will be returned to the applicant and will cause a delay in processing the application.

*Fingerprint services are available from BCI or may be offered through your local law enforcement agency. There are private businesses that also offer this service. Check in your local phone directory. Photos and fingerprints may be obtained at BCI (3888 W 5400 S, Taylorsville, UT. The cost is $13.00 for 1 photo and $13.00 for up to 3 fingerprint cards.

 

5. Weapon Familiarity Certification. Applicants must complete a firearms familiarity course certified by BCI. The course must be completed before you apply for a permit. Please have your instructor complete the certification information on the application. View a list of (in-state) (out-of-state) certified instructors.

Renewal Information:
The Bureau of Criminal Identification will send a renewal application to you approximately one month prior to your expiration. Simply complete the renewal application form and return it to the Bureau of Criminal Identification with your check or money order. The cost of renewal is $10.00. This may be paid by check or money order. We recommend you do not send cash in the mail. Once they receive a renewal application the permit immediately gets renewed for the next five years. A renewal sticker will be sent to the permit holder approximately one to two weeks prior to the date of expiration. This is regardless of when the renewal application is received.

Occasionally a permit holder gets involved in criminal activity which results in the revocation of his or her permit. The renewal process also includes conducting another background check. However, the renewal is automatic. There will be no break in the validity period of a permit. Even in cases where a criminal incident needs to be investigated, the permit remains valid until the investigation is complete. If corrective action is ultimately needed, the permit holder will be notified. This is why it is possible that a permit holder may receive a renewal sticker and then a short period later receive a letter revoking the permit.

Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Box 148280
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-8280.

* Of course you may also turn in your application in person as well.

Download a renewal application here

Change of Address:
To make address changes to your concealed weapon permit, e-mail the pertinent information to BCI at DPSFIREARMS@utah.gov. Be sure to include your BRL Number, full name as it appears on the permit, address as it appears on the permit, current phone number, and the new address.

This information can also be mailed to:

Firearm Section
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 W 5400 S
Box 148280
Salt Lake City UT 84114-8280

Lost or Destroyed Permit:
Fill out the form below. Explain below the specific circumstances. If the permit has been stolen please identify the police agency the theft was reported to and a case number. If the permit is being replaced because of a change of personal identification information, i.e., new address, change of name, etc., please identify the changes. If there has been a change of name please include the appropriate legal documentation.

There is a fee of $10.00 and you must submit a photocopy of your corrected drivers license or ID card with the form.

Replacement Concealed Firearm Permit Affidavit

Informing Law Enforcement of Carry:
You are not required to notify LEO that you are carrying. What they do suggest is that you tell them IF, for any reason, you think the concealed firearm MAY BE DISCOVERED during the encounter.

Automobile carry:
H.B. 357 Substitute Effective Date: 12 May 2009 – A person may carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle in the person’s lawful possession or in a vehicle with the consent of the person lawfully in possession of the vehicle.

Places off-limits when carrying:
The concealed firearm permit only exempts the permit holder from two laws: carrying a concealed firearm on your person and; carrying a loaded and concealed firearm on or about school property. All other state and federal laws still apply. Such as, you may not carry a firearm in secured areas of an airport and you may not carry a firearm in secure federal buildings. These areas should always be posted. But please be aware of these restrictions in case they are not posted.

1. A person with a permit to carry a concealed firearm may not carry a concealed firearm in any secure area. A secure area may be established at an airport, higher education institution, or courthouse. A mental health facility or correctional facility may be designated by rule as an area in which no firearm or ammunition may be transported, sold, given, or possessed upon the facility. At least one notice shall be prominently displayed at each entrance to any secure area in which a firearm is restricted. Provisions shall be made to provide a secure firearms storage area so that persons with lawfully carried firearms may store them while they are in the secure area.
2. A person licensed to carry a concealed firearm may not knowingly and intentionally transport a firearm into a house of worship or a private residence after notice has been given that firearms are prohibited.

Alcohol and Drugs:
There is nothing in state statute that prohibits permit holders from being in a bar with a concealed firearm. However, it is illegal to be intoxicated and in possession of a firearm. The level of intoxication that is considered illegal is the same standard as when driving a car. (.08 B.A.C.)

Deadly Force / Castle Doctrine:
Utah is a Castle Doctrine state and has a stand-your-ground law.

Open Carry:
Utah allows unlicensed open carry of a firearm that is at least 2 actions from firing. For example, a semi-auto may have a full mag but the chamber must be empty. Permit holder may open carry as well, but their firearms may be fully loaded.

Localities with Varying Laws:
Contact your local county sheriff.

Forms & Links:
Utah Department of Public Safety: Bureau of Criminal Identification: Concealed Firearm Permits
Application for New Permit

Renewal Application

Replacement Concealed Firearm Permit Affidavit

NRA-ILA: Utah Gun Laws

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  • Josef

    FYI, Open Carry rules also state that a round cannot be “in the chamber”, which means two empty chambers in a revolver, the one lined up with the barrel as well as the next round (two actions)…

    • Sam22

      I think they count unholstering your gun as one of the actions. But I’m not sure

      • Jay

        Not true Sam22

      • FDS-Utah

        Sam22 that is not correct, unholstering your gun does NOT count as one of the actions as required by Utah Law.

        • http://www.facebook.com/i.am.skye.flynn Skye Flynn

          Both you and Jay are wrong. It say TWO ACTIONS, it does list what those actions are except for a round needing to be chambered as one of the actions. Drawing the weapon, taking off the safety, pulling back the slide, pulling back the hammer..all count as actions. The only action that has been called into question is Glock’s “safety” trigger since pulling the trigger correctly disengages the safety and fires the gun in one basic motion.

    • http://www.facebook.com/i.am.skye.flynn Skye Flynn

      Not exactly. Don’t waste your time, safety, and extra capacity by having 2 empty chambers. Just the one that is inline with the barrel is needed, the other action would be drawing the firearm.

      • rgm

        Not true Skye. At least not according to CCW course instructors, police officers in the state of Utah and current Utah State law state that unholstering a firearm does not qualify as one of the required actions to consider a firearm unloaded…

        • TR

          With a permit you can carry fully loaded.

    • Cracker Jack

      If you review the description for semi-auto they count pulling the slide and pulling the trigger as 2 actions. It SPECIFICALLY says you can have a magazine loaded just no round in the chamber. For a revolver you would have to pull the hammer back to cock and pull the trigger to satisfy the 2 actions rule.

      • Mel

        That is of course if it is single action only. Double action revolvers can fire just by pulling the trigger, so you would have to have the 1 chamber empty that lines up with the barrel so that you would have to pull the trigger twice.

  • Gene

    is it true utah will not renew a non resident utah permit unless the non resident has a permit from their own state? example, I live in MN and have a utah non resident permit but no MN permit. Can I renew my non resident permit when its time without having the MN resident permit? gene

    • Me

      I just received a letter from the Utah Department of Public Safety regarding my application for a non-resident concealed firearms permit. It states: “Applications received on or after May 11, 2011 are subject to SB36, a new Utah law which requires you to submit a copy of a concealed permit issued by your state of residence before we can issue a permit to you. You have one (1) year from the date we received you application to submit a copy to us before being required to retake the Utah familiarity course.”
      So I looks like if you do not have a concealed carry permit from your state of residence you are out of luck.

      • Gene

        Thanks “me”. I appreciate your response. I did finally go on Utah’s website, to learn that the reasons for this is most states are threatening not to honor the Non-resident Utah permit as they are loosing the people from their state getting a resident permit plus whatever profit can be made. I guess I can understand that, so, I will get a MN permit also, planned on doing it anyway. Thanks a lot, Gene

        • Craig

          If you lve in a state that does not honor the Utah permit, then you are not required to have a permit from your state.

      • bill

        this only applies if your state has reciprocity with utah. if your state does not have reciprocity then no worries on renewing.

    • Ed Williams

      Recently changed to require other state’s resident permit as well. Now considering semi (unloaded) constitutional carry…

  • Akh5150

    My wife has a Nevada CCW can she carry in utah

    • FDS-Utah

      YES – Utah honors ALL concealed weapon permits from all states. She just has to abide by Utah law while carrying in Utah.

      • Chris

        WRONG…. check map or pay the price……

        • Cracker Jack

          Check the Map. Utah honors all but he following areas: Guam, Puerto Rico, Vermont, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Illinois, N. Mariana Islands

    • Chris

      no…… check the map for states that honor any other state CCW

    • Chuck

      Yes she can… ‘Chris” is looking at the Utah map, which shows that a Utah permit is not honored in Nevada. According to the map on the Nevada page, which shows which states honor the Nevada permit, Utah will honor a Nevada permit.

  • bob

    how do you get autah permint being out of state and whot state is go for i have aohio permit

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.klein.39395 John Klein

      Many CC trainers are certified to provide Utah training in addtion to their resident state’s training. My Utah training involved 2 (approx) additonal hours beyond the Wisconsin permit requirements (3 Wisconsin + 2 for Utah = total approx 5) to obtain the training certificate for Utah. The Utah application is much more involved with a background check that goes back for your entire lifetime and finger printing at a local police station.

  • Chuck

    I see under the requirements it states that you cannot have any alcohol offenses and on the application if you do have a alcohol related offense you supply documentation of those offenses. My question is I have 1 conviction of DWAI in 1981 and DUI in 1995. Will I be denied my permit even though my last offense was 17 years ago?

    • Don

      I would try to get the permit as some where I heard that there is a 10 year conviction limitation

  • Combatdude45

    The great news here for Illinois resident don’t need worry about renew Utah permit …since Illinois doesn’t have conceal carry law…

    • rick ob

      Yeah…in Illinois you can’t even have a gun in your HOUSE!!!

      • Doug

        That statement is incorrect. I live in Illinois and you CAN have a gun in your house. In fact we are even getting concealed carry. I just finished the CCW classes. But, you have always been able to have guns in your house, except a few cities in the suburban Chicago area.

  • Sam

    I have a valid Pa.C.C.permit. Can anyone clarify the steps in getting a Utah C.C.permit.? .

  • lcky9

    a lot of personal information going through the mail think I will send it certified …

  • http://www.facebook.com/Pink.Floyd06 Courtney Floyd

    My fiance and I are getting ready to move to ohio from indiana. if we have our ccw in indiana and have the utah permit, when we change states do we have to go through the process again to get new permits since we reside in a different state, since out place of residency has changed?

    • Cracker Jack

      I believe you just need to file a change of address…

  • Chad

    If I had a DUI in 1996 does that affect my ability to obtain a Utah CCL?

  • TomC

    If I have a CCW permit from NY State, do I need to take the Utah gun safety class referred to, or will Utah issue based on my current permit? Thanks

  • Jack

    I have a basic firearms safety certificate from CA. Do I need to complete another safety course here in Utah, or can I use that and just complete the background check and other paperwork.

  • taylor

    can you start open carrying when your 18 as long as its “unloaded” cause i want to start carrying but i want to make sure

  • Krackers

    Does Texas honor the Utah CCW if you are not a resident of Utah?

    • Mel

      Texas honors permits from all states EXCEPT: IL, ME, MN, NH, OH, OR & WI. So they will accept Utah- you do not need to be a resident.

  • Drew

    What about businesses that post a firearms not permited? does that apply to concealed carry or just open carry? Is it illegal?

    • Drew

      and I am referring to utah

  • Paws

    So now that Illinois has Conceal Carry on the way is my Utah valid if I dont get the Illinois permit? I dont want the Illinois one because it is so expensive and so prohibitive. It really should be called the Anti Car jacking bill because that is about the only place you can use it is in your car…

    • Debby Morge

      no its not

    • Debby Morge

      i meant its not valid in il.

  • Tom

    With a Utah permit, you are able to carry in all of the blue states, correct?

  • Matty Schumacher

    Hopefully someone on here can help me. I am originally from seattle Washington. I have lived in iowa for about 6 years now. My iowa res conceal carry permit does not allow to carry in Minnesota, I got a DUI in Washington in 2006. I would like to get my non res Utah so I can lawfully carry in Minnesota. I have heard your record must be clean for 10 years to obtain a non res utah CC permit. I have also heard 4 years from the date your case was closed. Can anyone answer this with 100% certainty? I have had no other infractions with law enforcement since my dui in 06….never been pulled over, no speeding tickets, nothing. Thanks for any help you can offer me!!

    • Debby Morge

      i think its 3 years

  • josh millsap

    Does a concealed cary permit count in place of a hunters education?

  • RD

    In Virginia do you need a VA permit or just the non resident Utah permit

  • J brown

    i have a CCW permit, and just recently married a felon in Utah State; did i just give up my right for a renewal and to ever purchase another firearm?
    i do know i cant carry around her but just wondering if i gave up a right/privalage i worked so hard to keep during my youth.

    • Juan

      You can still carry around her. Call BCI and ask them but you can still buy a firearm and carry one but as far as storage at your house I am not sure.

  • confused in NJ

    I have the Utah carry permit, am i allowed to carry in PA?