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Concealed Weapons License

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. 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.

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:

  1. Fish and Game Hunters Safety Course-Must provide Card.
  2. DD214-Must have Honorable Discharge on it.
  3. Gun Safety Course-Taught by NRA certified instructor. (Check internet, local papers, etc.)
  4. 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

 

Fees

INITIAL APPLICATION

Initial Application/Issue Fee: $59.75

RENEWAL

Renewal Application/Issue Fee: $37.75

RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER:

Retired LEO Initial Application/Issue Fee: $23.00
Retired LEO Renewal Application/Issue Fee: $15.00

(RENEWING NINETY-ONE (91) DAYS TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY (180) DAYS AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE OF THE LICENSE SHALL PAY A LATE RENEWAL PENALTY OF TEN DOLLARS ($10.00) IN ADDITION TO THE RENEWAL FEE.)

DUPLICATE FEE: $13.00
 

Instructions

DO NOT sign and date the forms.
They will need to be signed and dated when you submit the application.

You MUST present the following at the time of submission in order for your application to be accepted:

All Five Forms (CWL Application, Lautenberg Form, Privacy Statement, Supplemental Form & Training Certificate)

  • Proof of firearms training
  • Current identification card or driver’s license

Credit cards, debit cards and checks are accepted – if you are paying in cash please try to bring in the correct amount (see above fees)

 

Forms

Please print ALL the forms. They need to be filled out along with the correct application (either the standard CWL version or the Retired Law Enforcement CWL version).
 

Sheriff

Joe Rodriguez

Joe Rodriguez


Office Location
1150 Wall Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

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Lewiston, ID 83501

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