The Driver's License Division is temporarily closed. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, November 12 at 8 a.m.
Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office Driver's License Division
processes Concealed Weapons Licenses and renewals
The Sheriff is mandated by Idaho State Code 18-3302 on the process of issuing concealed weapons licenses.
The Sheriff shall require any person applying for original issuance of a license to submit their fingerprints in addition to the other information required by the code. The Idaho State Police shall conduct a national fingerprint-based records check and return the results within 60 days. The Sheriff shall not issue a license before receiving the results of the records check. Before a person can obtain a license, a person shall have proof of firearms training as set forth in Idaho State Code 18-3302.
INITIAL APPLICATIONS: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Driver's License Division of Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office, 1150 Wall St., Lewiston. You will need to fill out the CWL application. You must provide firearms training documentation. Your fingerprints will be taken. Bring a valid form of picture identification. Application fee is due at the time of the application. Background checks take approximately 90 days. You will be notified by mail if you have been approved or denied. For further information call 208-799-3138.
Renewals Licenses are valid for five years. To renew your license, you must come in 90 days before or after the expiration date. Renewals that are 91 days to 180 days late will be charged a late fee. If renewal is at 181 days late or after, then a new process must be started.
APPLICANT MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE
PROOF OF FIREARMS TRAINING REQUIRED
TRAINING MAY INCLUDE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Fish and Game Hunters Safety Course-Must provide Card.
- DD214-Must have Honorable Discharge on it.
- Gun Safety Course-Taught by NRA certified instructor. (Check internet, local papers, etc.)
- For an Enhanced License you must have a Training Certificate of Completion signed by both the firearms instructor and the legal instructor and the course must meet the requirements of Idaho Code 18-3302K(4)(b)(i)-(iv). Must be taken prior to applying, certificate is good for one (1) year.
States are constantly changing their CWL laws and regulations. It is your responsibility to contact the states you are going to be traveling in and make sure you can carry a weapon in that state. The State of Idaho Attorney General's Concealed Weapons License FAQs web page is a good resource for information.
Carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers