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Permit-less Carry in Utah – House Bill 60

Q: Can I continue to renew my Utah Concealed Firearm Permit after HB60 went into effect on May 5th, 2021?

A: Yes, you can continue to obtain or renew your permit.

Q: After HB60 went into effect on May 5th, am I able to obtain a new Utah CFP?

A: Yes, you can still go through the process to obtain a permit. Utah has reciprocal agreements with 36 other states that recognize Utah’s permit in their state. If you choose not to get a permit in Utah and you travel to a state that requires a permit to carry open or concealed, then you are subject to the laws of that state.

Q: Can I be reimbursed for the fees to obtain or renew my Utah CFP?

A: All fees previously incurred to obtain or renew a CFP are non-refundable.

Q: Can I still use my Utah CFP to waive the background check fee when purchasing a firearm?

A: Yes, the ATF still recognizes Utah’s CFP as an “alternate permit”, which allows federally licensed firearm dealers to verify your permit in lieu of the $7.50 background check.

Q: Does the permit-less carry allow me to carry my firearm into a public school?

A: No. You still need to obtain a Utah concealed firearm permit to carry in a public school. Private schools can make their own determinations on allowing weapons on campus.

Q: Are items such as firearm safety and handling, as well as suicide prevention, included in the Utah concealed firearm permit course?

A: Yes. The minimum Utah concealed firearm permit curriculum includes all of those items in at least some detail.

Q: Is live-fire (shooting live rounds) part of the Utah concealed firearm permit certification?

A: No. Utah law currently does not require live-fire for permit certification.

Concealed Firearm Course Concerns/Survey

In lieu of the Concealed Firearm Course Survey, BCI would like to be notified of any concerns with Utah concealed firearm permit instructors or course materials by contacting BCI by email at

Our goal in the end is to certify individuals who have a sound knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations and who also possess confidence and sound understanding in safety and practical application of the types of firearms to be concealed.

Please use caution and do not renew your Utah CFP through any site other than the official Utah DPS site

We have received notification that there are other websites that indicate that they can renew your Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP).  These are not connected in any way to the Utah renewal website.  Please be aware that the only website to renew your Utah CFP is:

Concealed Firearms permits in the State of Utah are regulated by the Bureau of Criminal Identification. A permit to carry a concealed firearm in the State of Utah may be obtained by completing the instructions, and meeting the requirements.

If you have any questions for the BCI Firearms Division, you may contact us by phone (801) 965-4445 or email to