Utah is a shall issue state. Applicants must be 21 to obtain a Utah concealed carry permit. However, Utah code does offer provisional licenses to those who are 18-20 years old. Applications must be submitted to Bureau of Criminal Investigation within the Department of Public Safety. For those seeking a normal Utah concealed permit, a fee of $25 will be charged. To obtain a nonresident permit, a fee of $35 is collected. Additionally, applicants for a concealed permit must show competency in the safe handling of firearms. This instruction must occur in person, as electronic courses are not accepted. Upon issuance, a license is valid for 5 years. Individuals with a valid Utah concealed permit can carry in 36 other states. Utah accepts all other state issued permits.
This information was last updated in February 2019.
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Use the tabs below to display states that will accept a Utah concealed carry permit or those states that Utah will honor. Click the sections below for a complete listing of states in each category, along with other relevant information.
States That Honor Utah Concealed Carry
- Alaska – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Arizona – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Colorado – Resident Permit ONLY
- Florida – Resident Permit ONLY
- Kansas – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Maine – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Mississippi – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- Missouri – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- New Hampshire – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Pennsylvania – Resident Permit ONLY
- South Dakota
- West Virginia – Must be of legal age to carry, and state ID required. Also honors state issued concealed carry permit.
Utah Will Honor The Following States
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Utah honors all valid state concealed permits regardless of issuing state.
How To Apply for a Utah Concealed Carry License
Can I get a concealed carry permit in Utah?
Utah is a shall issue state. Applicants should be in good standing with the state, and their record should be free of convictions for certain felonies and offenses.
“The bureau shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self defense […]“
What is the minimum age to obtain a CCW license in UT?
Applicants for a Utah concealed carry permit must be 21 years old. However, the state also offers provisional concealed permits to those who are 18-20 years old. A Utah provisional concealed permit carries the same privileges as a regular Utah concealed carry permit.
“The provisional permit is valid throughout the state until the applicant reaches the age of 21, without restriction […]“
Who issues a concealed carry permit in Utah?
Applications should be submitted to the Bureau of Criminal Identification which is within the Department of Public Safety.
“The bureau shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant […]“
How long is a Utah concealed carry permit good for?
Utah concealed carry permits are valid for a period of 5 years.
Does UT issue concealed permits to non-residents?
Utah does issue nonresident concealed carry permits. Nonresident applicants must meet the same conditions as resident applicants, excepting the residency requirement. The same is true for both normal and provisional concealed carry permits. Those attempting to obtain a nonresident permit from a state with reciprocity
“In addition to meeting the other qualifications for the issuance of a concealed firearm permit under this section, a nonresident applicant who resides in a state that recognizes the validity of the Utah permit or has reciprocity with Utah’s concealed firearm permit law shall[…]hold a current applicable concealed firearm or concealed weapon permit issued by the appropriate permitting authority of the nonresident applicant’s state of residency […]“
How long does it take to process a concealed carry application?
Both provisional and regular Utah concealed carry permits must be issued within 60 days from submission of a completed application.
“[…] shall issue a permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self defense to an applicant who is 21 years of age or older within 60 days after receiving an application, unless the bureau finds proof that the applicant does not meet the qualifications […]“
“[…] shall issue a provisional permit to carry a concealed firearm for lawful self-defense to an applicant who is 18 years of age, but is no older than 20 years of age, within 60 days after receiving an application […]“
How much does a concealed carry permit cost?
Resident applicants will need to pay a processing fee of $25 for initial issuance of a concealed carry permit. Those wishing to obtain a nonresident permit will be charged an additional $10 for the added processing. Therefore, nonresident concealed carry permits cost a $35 for initial issuance. These fees are waived for law enforcement.
“An applicant for a concealed firearm permit shall pay a fee of $25 at the time of filing an application“
“A nonresident applicant shall pay an additional $10 for the additional cost of processing a nonresident application.“
What are the accepted forms of competency training?
Utah does require applicants to show proof of competency in the safe handling of firearms. This includes loading, unloading, storage and carrying of firearms. Additionally, students will be instructed on laws governing the use of deadly force and other applicable laws. Courses taught exclusively online are expressly forbidden by Utah code. However, nothing indicates that live fire exercises must be performed by the applicant in order to complete training.
” […] evidence of general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed“
“Instruction taken by a student under Subsection (8) shall be in person and not through electronic means.“
Restrictions on Carrying A Firearm in Utah
Is Utah an Open Carry State?
Utah is an open carry state. However, an individual cannot carry a loaded firearm without a permit. The state defines a loaded firearm when a live round is in the chamber.
“The mere carrying or possession of a holstered or encased firearm, whether visible or concealed, without additional behavior or circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to believe the holstered or encased firearm was carried or possessed with criminal intent, does not constitute a violation of this section.“
“Unless otherwise authorized by law, a person may not carry a loaded firearm […]“
“Pistols and revolvers shall also be deemed to be loaded when an unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile is in a position whereby the manual operation of any mechanism once would cause the unexpended cartridge, shell, or projectile to be fired.“
Can I Conceal Carry in a Vehicle?
Those with a Utah concealed permit are permitted to carry a handgun concealed within their vehicle. Furthermore, those without a concealed permit can carry within their vehicle also. It is unclear whether it may be concealed or not.
“[…] a person may not carry a loaded firearm: in or on a vehicle unless the vehicle is in the persons’ lawful possession […]“
“Section 76-10-505 do not apply to a person issued a permit“
Can I Conceal Carry in State Parks?
Nothing in the administrative rules, Utah code, or DNR rules prohibits a licensed individual from carrying within state parks. Therefore, those with a valid Utah concealed carry are permitted to carry a concealed handgun in state parks. Many hunting regulations make the following declaration:
“The provisions of this section do not apply to: […] a person licensed to carry a concealed weapon in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7 of the Utah Code, provided the person is not utilizing the concealed firearm to hunt or take wildlife.“
Am I Allowed To Conceal Carry In Restaurants?
Nothing in Utah code expressly prohibits the carrying of handguns by licensed individuals into establishments that serve alcohol. Therefore, those with a Utah concealed carry permit can bring a concealed handgun into a restaurant.
Can I Conceal Carry in a Church?
Even those with a Utah concealed carry permit may be prohibited from carrying into a church. Any place of worship has several options for informing the public that firearms are not permitted on the premises. While technically a person can carry into a church, any posted signage must be obeyed if it forbids the carrying of firearms on the property. The following are options available to the church, synagogue, or place of worship for informing constituents about firearms being prohibited:
- announcement by church authority (e.g. pastor
- posting of signs at entrance
- publication in bulletin or other distributed documen
- another publication (e.g. newspaper)
“after notice has been given as provided in Subsection (2) that firearms are prohibited, may not knowingly and intentionally: transport a firearm into a house of worship or private residence [or] while in possession of a firearm enter or remain in [the same]“
Can I Conceal Carry in a Bank?
Nothing in Utah state code prohibits a licensed individual from carrying a concealed firearm into a financial institution. Therefore, those with a Utah concealed carry permit can carry in a bank.
Can I Conceal Carry in a Hospital?
Despite having a concealed carry permit, firearms are prohibited in the Utah State Hospital. Beyond that, mental health facilities are also areas where firearms are expressly prohibited. While hospitals other than Utah State Hospital may permit concealed carry on premises, it is advised that you observe any posted signage. Nothing in Utah code prohibits an individual with a valid permit from carrying into other medical facilities, such as doctors offices, urgent care clinics, or similar facilities.
“shall comply with any rule established for secure facilities”
“A person in charge of a correctional, law enforcement, or mental health facility [including the Utah State Hospital] may establish secure areas within the facility and may prohibit or control by rule any firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon, or explosive.”
“‘Secure area”‘means any area into which certain persons are restricted from transporting any firearm, ammunition, dangerous weapon, or explosive. […] may not include any area normally accessible to the public”
The content of this page is for informational purposes. It is not intended as a substitute for legal council, or intended as legal advice. It is recommended that you inquire with the state about the validity of the information contained herein.