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.
Utah Is A Constitutional Carry State
Must Be At Least 21 Years Old & Not A Prohibited Person
|Application Type||Initial Fee||Renewal Fee|
|Residents||$53.25||In Person / By Mail: $20.00 Online: $20.75
|Non-Residents||$63.25||In Person / By Mail: $25.00 Online: $25.75
|Provisional Permit Upgrade To Standard
Permit Will Not Be Valid Until You Turn 21 Years Old (Submit 90 days before Turning 21)
Residents & NonResidents
|Replacement||$10.00||Replacement Permit Application|
|Change Permit Information||Free||Change Name/Address|
Utah “Standard” Permit
Valid For 5 Years
Utah “Provisional” Permit
Valid Until 21st Birthday
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
- At least 21 years old to apply for the standard concealed firearm permit as described in 53-5-704.
- 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 or has reciprocity with 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 a copy of their orders requiring the active duty service member to report for duty in this state
Your state does not recognize the Utah permit. Residency is determined by your state-issued identification.
- Applicants must also meet the eligibility requirements of their home state, including age requirements. This means that if a nonresident is 18 to 20 years old and obtains the provisional permit, they may not be allowed to carry a concealed firearm in their state law requires a person to be at least 21 years of age to carry a concealed firearm.
- All applicants must complete the required training as described in 53-5-704 from an approved Utah concealed firearm permit instructor.
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. Training must be in person and not through electronic means (internet or video)
Provisional permit holders are NOT required to attend another class to apply for the standard concealed firearm permit – see picture
Where To Take The Required Training
We provide EVERYTHING you need in our concealed carry classes including Live Scan fingerprints, passport picture, a copy of your driver’s license/ID, and other supporting documentation (if applicable). We also hand-deliver your application to BCI for FREE.
What Must Be Submitted
- The applicant must have completed the concealed firearm permit application. All information must be typed or legibly printed using ink. This includes honestly answering all questions. The certified instructor must have completed the Weapon Familiarity Certification section which includes the applicant’s full name, the instructors approved stamp, signature, and date in which the applicant completed the class.
Applications that are not legible will be returned to the applicant. Any “Yes” answers must have a brief description of what occurred.
- One Photograph: A recent color photograph of passport quality (2″x2″, no hats or sunglasses)
The photo must have been taken within the last 60 days and your name must be printed on the back of the photo.
- One Fingerprint Card: (FBI FD-258) The fingerprint card must be completely filled out, writing and prints must be legible, including signatures of both applicant and official
All information must be typed or legibly printed using black or blue ink ONLY.
Cards with a required field left blank will result in immediate rejection without further processing.
Fingerprints must have been taken by a qualified technician. Prints that do not meet the strict requirements will be rejected.
- Photocopy of your non-expired Driver’s License or State issued Identification Card.
- If you were born outside the United States you must provide proof of United States legal residency such as Naturalization Number, Born Abroad Birth Certificate (born on a US military base), valid U.S. Passport, or permanent resident card.
- If applicable, you must provide documentation to support any “Yes” answers.
You can obtain fingerprints and passport pictures from the businesses below
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 adding 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.