The Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit Program started issuing permits in 1994. There are currently over 25,000 valid permit holders. A change to the Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit State Statute in 2011 removed the requirement for Wyoming residents that wanted to carry a concealed firearm in our state from having a valid permit in order to carry a concealed firearm. Although this statute change lessened the volume of applicants, there are still 250 to 350 new or renewed applications completed per month.
Concealed Firearm permit applications are available at each of the 23 county sheriff's office locations and each applicant should apply in the county where they reside. Please check with your county sheriff's office regarding payment. If payment is to be forwarded to DCI, personal checks and cash are not accepted. If you have a question about the Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit Program please call (307) 777-7181.
The Wyoming concealed firearm permit statute provides that Wyoming will honor permits from other states, if:
1. the other state recognizes Wyoming permits; and
2. the permit from the other state is valid statewide.
Under our current law, if you are a permit holder from another state, if your permit is valid statewide and your state recognizes (or honors) Wyoming permits, you can carry a concealed firearm in Wyoming.
Wyoming has reciprocity with the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
It is the sole responsibility for all concealed firearm permit holders to be aware of the requirements and laws of all states*. The permit issued by your state does not supersede any other state’s laws or regulations. Legal conduct in your state may not be legal in the state you are visiting.
For permit qualifications or additional information please click on the links below:
Wyoming permit holders who plan to visit another state and who also plan to carry a concealed firearm while visiting that state are urged to contact that state before traveling. This will allow Wyoming permit holders to determine all restrictions or prohibitions regarding the carrying of concealed firearms in those states, as well as their laws regarding firearms and weapons in general. Most states have web pages with necessary information.
*State firearms laws and reciprocity agreements are subject to frequent change, and furthermore, are subject to court interpretation. Information contained on this page is not to be considered legal advice. You should always contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state for any legal advice.
Click here for the Wyoming Concealed Firearm Permit-Change of Address Form