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Provisional Firearm Permit Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Utah Provisional Concealed Firearm Permit?

The Utah Provisional Concealed Firearm Permit (PCFP) is a concealed firearm permit that allows a person who is 18-20 years old to carry a concealed firearm.

What are the requirements for obtaining a Utah Provisional CFP?

The requirements for the Provisional CFP are the same as the standard CFP.  These requirements can be found here.

What are the differences between the Provisional CFP and the standard CFP?

The Provisional CFP expires on the holder’s 21st birthday.  The Provisional CFP does not allow the holder to carry in primary and secondary schools (UCA 53-5-710(2).  Please check your state or states you are planning to visit to see applicable local laws. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to know and understand the applicable laws for their home state and any state they plan to visit.

Can a Provisional CFP holder use their permit to purchase a handgun?

No.  Per 18 USC 922(b)(1) a person under 21 may not purchase a handgun from a federal firearm licensee.

How do I change over to a standard permit when I’m 21?

You will need to submit the application called “Application to Switch from a Provisional Permit to a Regular permit”. This application can be found here. BCI will need a complete application, a new photo, copy of your driver license, copy of your Provisional permit and $10 fee.  The bureau cannot accept an application more than 90 days prior to the expiration date of the provisional permit or 1 year after.

Can I take the concealed permit class and apply for the Provisional CFP before my 18th birthday?

You may take the class as long as you submit your application within one year of taking the class.  Applications are not accepted before your 18th birthday.

Which other states recognize the Utah Provisional CFP?

DPS/BCI is currently in process of verifying the recognition status with other states.  Recognition information can be found here and will be updated as it becomes available.  As with all other laws, it is the responsibility of the individual to understand and comply with all applicable laws of the jurisdiction in question.