Concealed Weapons Permit

Concealed Weapons Permits

Boise County Sheriff



Idaho Code 18-3302, states that no person may carry a concealed weapon without a permit to do so, except in the person’s place of abode or fixed place of business. This section of Idaho Code also specifies the process by which an Idaho Sheriff may issue a concealed weapon permit.

For the purposes of Idaho Code 18-3302, a concealed weapon means any dirk, dirk knife, Bowie knife, dagger, pistol, revolver or any other deadly or dangerous weapon. The provisions do not apply to lawfully possessed shotguns or rifles.

Concealed weapons permits are valid for four years. To obtain one, you will need to bring in proof of firearms training. This could be a military ID, certificate from a hunters education or other firearms training class.

Application Process

The sheriff of a county must issue a permit to carry a weapon concealed to any person who is not disqualified see Idaho Code 18-3302 (a)-(n). An original permit application consists of the completion of the State of Idaho Concealed Weapons License Application form and a complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints. The Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) conducts a state record check and forwards the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The FBI conducts a national fingerprint-based record check and returns the result to the sheriff. The required background check takes approximately 90 days to process.

To renew your permit you must come in 30 days prior to the expiration date. There is a $10.00 late fee to renew up to 90 days after the expiration date. If it is over 90 days, you must go through the initial process over again.


Initial permit $62.45

Renewal $37.70

Click here to download a digital application for a Concealed Weapon's Permit. Please print out the form and fill it out for submission to the Boise County Sheriff's Office.

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