It is extremely important that if you obtain a Utah concealed firearm permit,
you must be aware of all the current laws and requirements of this state.
A Utah permit does not supersede any other state's laws or requirements.
|Application Type||Initial Fee||Renewal Fee|
|Residents||$53.25||In Person / By Mail: $20.00
|Non-Residents||$63.25||In Person / By Mail: $25.00
|Replacement||$10||Replacement Permit Application|
|Change Permit Information||Free||Change Information|
States That Honor
The Utah "Standard" Permit
States That Honor The
Utah "Provisional" Permit
States That Do Not Honor
The Utah Permits
You will be denied a permit or, if you have a permit, it may be denied, suspended, revoked if you have any disqualifying convictions
Utah is a shall issue state. This means that as long as you meet the minimum requirements below you will be issued a permit
Concealed Firearms Permits in the State of Utah are regulated by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)
The Utah permit is valid for 5 years and 5 years upon each renewal
Utah Residents: $53.25 | Non-Residents: $63.25
You must be at least 21 years old to apply for the standard concealed firearm permit as described in 53-5-704.
You must be at least 18 to 20 years old to apply for the provisional concealed firearm permit as described in 53-5-704.5.
Applicants do not need to be a Utah resident to obtain a permit. However, if you live in a state that recognizes the Utah permit, you must have a permit from your home state before you are able to obtain a Utah permit.
This does not apply if you are an active duty service member (and their spouse), who provides BCI with their orders requiring the active duty service member to report for duty in this state or if your state does not recognize the Utah permit. Residency is determined by your state-issued identification.
A nonresident must also meet the eligibility requirements of another state, including age requirements, to carry a concealed firearm in that state. This means that if a nonresident is 18 to 20 years old and obtains the provisional permit, it may not allow them to carry a concealed firearm in their state if that state requires a person to be at least 21 to carry a concealed firearm in that state.
All applicant must complete the required training as described in 53-5-704.
• The training must include general familiarity with the types of firearms to be concealed, the safe loading, unloading, storage, and carrying of the types of firearms to be concealed; and current laws defining lawful use of a firearm by a private citizen, including lawful self-defense, use of force by a private citizen, including use of
deadly force, transportation, and concealment.
• The training can be accomplished by attending a four (4) hour class provided by an approved concealed firearm permit instructor. The training must be in person and not through electronic means (over the internet or video).
• The training is a one time class and is not needed to renew the Utah permit. Provisional permit holders are NOT required to attend this class again when they are 21 years old and apply for the standard concealed firearm permit.
We provide the application for all students in our class. You may also download it here.
What Must Accompany The Application
1. A Photocopy of your Driver License or State issued Identification Card.
2. Photograph: One recent color photograph of passport quality (2x2, no hats or sunglasses)
Photo must have been taken within the last 60 days and your name must be printed on the back of the photo.
3. Fingerprint Card: One fingerprint card.
Blue and white (FD-258) applicant fingerprint cards can be obtained from BCI or your local police department.
Fingerprint card must be filled out completely, writing and prints must be legible, including signatures of both applicant and official using BLACK INK ONLY.
4. Applicant must answer all questions and fill out the application by typing or clearly printing in ink.
Applications that are not legible will be returned to the applicant.
5. Weapon Familiarity Certification taught by a certified instructor.
The instructor must complete the certification information on the application.
We provide EVERYTHING you need in our classes including passport pictures, a copy of your driver's license/ID, a copy of other supporting documentation (if applicable), Live Scan Fingerprints and we hand deliver your application to BCI.
You can also obtain pictures and fingerprints from the businesses below
Bureau of Criminal Investigation - $15.00
Unified Police Department - $10.00
Utah County Sheriff's Office - $5.00
University of Utah - $10.00
Tooele County Sheriff's Office - $5.00
Davis County Sheriff's Office - $10.00
Weber County Sheriff's Office - $10.00
Also available at your local police department.
Where To Take The Application
BCI must receive your application within one year from the date it was signed by the instructor.
Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to:
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
Address: 3888 West 5400 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84129
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Closed all holidays)
Phone: (801) 965-4445
Upon receipt of your completed application packet, BCI will process your payment, then applications will be reviewed in the order they were received.
Upon completion of the background investigation, if it is determined that the criteria established by law have been met, the permit will be mailed to you.
Please do not call BCI to check the status of your permit, the review process may take up to 60 days. Whenever someone calls into BCI with a question the employees that answer the phones are the same employees trying to process the applications and issue the permits. The more phone calls they receive slows down the processing time of the applications.
BCI recommends watching your credit card account or checking account to see when the payment went through and then add another 60 days to that, this will give you an idea of when to expect your permit. Please do not contact BCI before this timeline has lapsed.