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IDAHO CONCEALED WEAPONS LICENSE APPLICATION INFORMATION

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office

 Concealed Weapons License Section (CWL)

(at the DMV Driver’s License side)

630 Addison Avenue W, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

P.O. Box AE, Twin Falls, Idaho 83303

SSgt. Doug Sugden, 208-735-4866

 

THE APPLICATION FOR CWL and  ECWL IS NOW AVAILABLE IN

"TFSO DOCUMENTS" FROM THE MENU ON THE LEFT.

 

 

FOR THE FULL LAW ON CONCEALED WEAPONS, PLEASE REFER TO IDAHO CODE 18-3302 AT: http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/idstat/TOC/IDStatutesTOC.htm 

 

AND FEDERAL RULES AND REGULATION: 18 USC SECTION 921-922 FOR COMPLETE CONCEALED WEAPON LAWS.

 

Applicants please read all instructions prior to filling out your CWL application.

 

DO NOT ABBREVIATE any of your personal information on your application. Use your full legal name. List you physical residence, not your mailing address.

DO NOT SIGN OR DATE YOUR APPLICATION. The Deputy will need to witness your signature.

 

The application process and fees are the same for the CWL and the Enhanced CWL. 

 

The proof of firearms training and application are the difference for the enhanced.  The Enhanced CWL application has a "Training Certificate" page that requires instructor's signature.

 

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS:

From SSgt. Sugden:

"First time applicants will need to set an appointment. I set appointments to make it convenient, hopefully for all.  No waiting in lines, etc."

 

FIRST TIME APPLICANTS NEED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF ‘FAMILIARITY WITH FIREARMS’ TRAINING. See Idaho Code 18-3303(13)(a-g) for acceptable proofs.  Listed below are some examples:

  • Hunters education or hunters safety course approved by the Department of Fish and Game, or a similar agency of another state.
  • Completion of any firearms safety or training course, utilizing instructors certified by the National Rifle Association or the Idaho State Police.
  • Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or subdivision of a law enforcement agency.
  • Presents evidence or equivalent experience with a firearm through military service.
  • The Enhanced CWL requires a an approved course which meets the proper requirements and taken within one year of obtaining the Enhanced CWL.

All first time applicants will need an appointment to submit their application and supporting documents. Be sure to read all the information provided and fill out required information. (DO NOT SIGN OR DATE.) Contact SSgt. Doug Sugden at 208-735-4866, for an appointment.

 

At the time of your appointment, you will submit your application and supporting documents and you will be fingerprinted. You will be fingerprinted at the time of your appointment.  PLEASE BE SURE YOUR HANDS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT TO MINIMIZE CHANCES OF REJECTION FROM THE FBI.  An all inclusive fee of $75.00 will be collected at the time of your appointment. You may pay with cash, local personal checkor debit/credit card. Should you be rejected for your CWL, there will be no refunds.

 

New applicants will be contacted within 90 days after the date the application was submitted. Applicants will be advised of their application status and an appointment will be made if the permit is to be issued.

 

 

RENEWAL APPLICANTS:

 

An appointment is not needed.  A completed CWL application can be submitted in person to a licencing clerk, at the driver's license side of the DMV, for renewal within 90 days before or after the expiration date listed on the CWL. A fee of $45.00 will be collected when you submit your renewal application. Should you be rejected for your CWL, there will be no refunds. Any CWL expired 91 days or more will pay a late fee of $10.00.

 

PERMITS EXPIRED 181 DAYS OR MORE WILL HAVE TO APPLY AS A NEW APPLICANT. Keep track of your expiration date!

 

The applicant will be contacted within 30 days and advised on the status of their application. An appointment will be made if application is approved.

 

CARRYING YOUR CONCEALED WEAPON LICENSE

You are required to have your CWL in possession when carrying a concealed weapon.

 

KEEP YOUR WEAPON CONCEALED

It is suggested that you keep your weapon concealed. If you accidentally or intentionally display your weapon to others, you should expect that a police officer will contact you.

 

NAME CHANGE OR ADDRESS CHANGE

If your legal name changes or you move and your address is changed, please go to Driver’s License to get it changed.  If your CWL is lost or stolen, please contact Driver's License or SSgt. Doug Sugden.

 

CARRYING IN OTHER STATES

It is the responsibility of the Licensee to seek other States’ rules and regulation regarding Idaho’s Concealed Weapons Licenses. DO NOT ASSUME it will be honored in other states. Contact each individual State’s Attorney General’s Office for more information.

 

A complete list of states that honor Idaho's Enhanced and Regular Concealed Weapons License is available at the Idaho State Police website- Click on "License to Carry Concealed Weapon" at the following link:

 

http://www.isp.idaho.gov/BCI/index.html