Utah permit process

How To Get Your Utah Concealed Carry Permit

Whether you're new to owning a firearm or have had a gun for home defense for years, getting a concealed handgun permit may seem daunting. It doesn't have to be. There are many reasons and ways to carry a concealed weapon, but the first step is knowing Utah's concealed carry laws. Applying for a CFP varies by state.

Read about the process for getting a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit below.

Steps To Get A Utah Concealed Carry Permit

1

COMPLETE a firearms familiarity course certified by the BCI.

2

DOWNLOAD and complete the application

3

GET FINGERPRINTED

Have fingerprints taken at the BCI or through your local law enforcement agency.

4

IDENTIFICATION PHOTOS

Have a passport-quality photograph taken at the BCI or other provider.

5

SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS

Submit your completed application through the mail or in-person to the BCI along with the following:

  • Photocopy of driver’s license
  • Passport-quality photograph
  • Fingerprint card
  • Weapon familiarity certificate

If you reside in a state that recognizes the validity of the Utah CFP or has reciprocity with Utah, you must obtain a concealed carry permit from your home state and submit a copy of it. This does not apply if your state does not recognize the Utah permit.

6

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX

You will be notified by mail if your application has been approved.

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What Are the Firearms Training Requirements in Utah?

Utah requires that concealed carry training classes are attended in-person and not through electronic means. General familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed includes training in:

  • The safe loading, unloading, storage and carrying of the types of firearms to be concealed
  • Current laws defining lawful use of a firearm by a private citizen, including lawful self-defense, use of force by a private citizen, use of deadly force, transportation and concealment


An applicant may satisfy the general familiarity requirement by one of the following:

  • Completion of a course of instruction conducted by a firearms training organization approved by the BCI
  • Certification of general familiarity by a person who has been certified by the bureau
  • Equivalent experience with a firearm through participation in an organized shooting competition, law enforcement or military service (However, per information from the BCI on January 21, 2020, they have yet to see anyone with this “equivalent experience.”)


What Are the Utah License to Carry a Handgun Requirements?

An applicant must:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (or 18 for a provisional permit);
  • Provide proof of good character;
  • Complete a firearms-familiarity course certified by BCI;
  • Not have been convicted of a felony;
  • Not have been convicted of any crime of violence;
  • Not have been convicted of any offense involving the use of alcohol;
  • Not have been convicted of any offense involving the unlawful use of narcotics or other controlled substances;
  • Not have been convicted of any offense involving moral turpitude;
  • Not have been convicted of any offense involving domestic violence;
  • Not have been adjudicated by a court of a state or of the United States as mentally incompetent, unless the adjudication has been withdrawn or reversed;
  • Be qualified to purchase and possess a firearm; and
  • Meet federal law requirements.

*Consult with an attorney if you have any questions about your eligibility. If you don’t have an attorney, you can find one by contacting the State Bar of Utah.

What are the Fees and Terms?

$53.25 - $63.25 for Initial Permit Pending Resident or Non-Resident

$20-25 Permit Renewal Pending Resident or Non-Resident

60 Day Processing Time

Valid for Five Years from Date of Issue

Where Can I Find Application Forms?

What Concealed Carry Permit Options Exist Based on Residency?

Residency Changes:

Moving to Utah and interested in applying for a resident permit? How soon can you apply?Utah issues resident and non-resident permits, so you can apply for your permit at any time. If you live in a state that recognizes the validity of the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP) or has reciprocity with Utah, you must obtain a concealed carry permit from your home state and submit a copy of it with your application for a Utah permit.

Moving from Utah and have a Utah resident permit? Does that permit transfer to your new state? Is there a grace period during which your Utah permit remains valid?If a person with a Utah concealed firearm permit establishes residency in another state, the permit is valid until it expires provided he or she submits the above referenced application for a replacement.

How Do I Renew My Concealed Carry Permit in Utah?

The Bureau of Criminal Identification will send a renewal application to you approximately one month prior to your expiration.

1

CHECK YOUR MAILBOX

The Bureau of Criminal Identification will send a renewal application to you approximately one month prior to your expiration.

2

COMPLETE YOUR RENEWAL

You may renew online or in person or through the mail complete the renewal application form.

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