Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of class is free. However, there are some expenses to get your permit:Fingerprinting and Photo – These services will be offered in class for $20 cash. The in-class services are optional but are required when applying for your permit. To save you time and money, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of these services but are not required to do so in class. Application Fee – $53.25 if you are a Utah resident or $63.25 for non-residents. Payable to “Utah BCI” by credit card, check money order, or cashier’s check. You’ll have up to 1 year from the date of class to mail your application. Fingerprint Card – This can be obtained by your local law enforcement office for a fee. Passport Quality Photo – You can take this at home, post office, or Walgreens as long as it meets the specifications of passport quality. Photo ID – You will be required to submit a copy of your driver’s license, passport, or other government issued identification.
No. However, there have been some changes in Utah law for non-residents.
A non-resident must first obtain a home-state concealed firearm/weapon permit before they are eligible for a Utah permit. The exception to this rule is if your home state is not a “shall issue” state or doesn’t recognize Utah’s concealed firearm permit. Please see the list of states in the last FAQ section below.
The state of Utah also charges $63.25 for non-residents instead of $53.25 for Utah residents.
An adult over the age of 18 may apply for a permit. You may be as young as 17 to attend the class. Those that are 18 - 20 years old may apply for a provisional permit. Those that are 21 or older may apply for a regular permit.
You may attend the class as young as age 17. However, you may not apply for a provisional permit until your 18th birthday. You have up to 1 year from the date of class to mail the application.
Not sure what a provisional permit is? Please see the FAQ titled "What is a provisional permit?"
A provisional permit is a concealed firearm permit issued to adults between the ages of 18 - 21. The permit expires on the 21st birthday. Once they turn 21, they may apply for a normal concealed carry permit by completing a new application, fingerprints, passport quality photo, and repaying the application fee ($53.25 for residents and $63.25 for non-residents). You do not have to re-take the concealed firearm class.
This permit has certain restrictions placed on it. These restrictions include not being able to carry a firearm in a primary or secondary school. It may not be used as identification to purchase a handgun.
Please be aware that not all states recognize Utah's provisional permit. You could get in a lot of legal trouble if you travel to another state while in possession of a firearm.
The required $53.25 (resident) or $63.25 (non-resident) will be paid to “Utah BCI” by credit card (Visa and MasterCard), check, cashier’s check, or money order. The state prefers money orders and typically results in you receiving your permit a little quicker. Just include the payment when you mail your application.
I do not collect payment for the application in class and is done separately on your own.
If you are legally able to own or posses a firearm, you likely qualify for a concealed firearm permit. However, there is a higher standard to be approved for a concealed carry permit: