Concealed Weapons

Concealed Weapons

IDAHO CODE 18-3302 ISSUANCE OF LICENSES TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS.  

The sheriff of a county shall, within ninety (90) days after the filing of an application by any person who is not disqualified from possessing or receiving a firearm under state or federal  law, issue a license to the person to carry a weapon on his person within this state for four (4) years from the date of issue.   A concealed weapon permit shall be denied to any person who:

  • Is ineligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of state or federal law.
  • Is under indictment or formal accusation of a crime made by a prosecuting attorney in any court for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year.
  • Has been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term not  exceeding one (1) year. 
  • Is a fugitive from justice.
  • Is an unlawful user of or addicted to marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802.
  • Is or has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions.
  • Is or has been adjudicated mentally defective or has been committed to a mental institution.
  • Is or has been adjudicated guilty of or received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for one (1)  or more crimes of violence constituting a misdemeanor, unless (3) years has elapsed since conviction or pardon has occurred prior to the date on which the application is submitted.
  • Has had entry of a withheld judgement for a criminal offense which would disqualify him/her from owning, possessing or receiving a firearm.
  • Is an alien illegally in the United States.
  • Is a person who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his/her citizenship.
  • Is under twenty-one (21) years of age. 
  • Is free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime which would disqualify him/her from owning, possessing or receiving a firearm.
Is subject to a protection order issued under Chapter 63, Title 39, Idaho Code, that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner or the person or child of the intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child.