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IOWA GUN LAWS

IOWA CCW QUICK FACTS

Permit Information

Iowa gun laws operate on a “Shall Issue” basis. There are two types of permit available. Residents apply at the county level for a Non-Professional permit. They must be 21 years or older and apply at the sheriff’s office in their county of residence. Non-residents must apply at the state level for a Professional permit. They must be 18 years or older and apply at the Department of Public Safety. Non-residents must also demonstrate a need for a permit such as owning a business or property in Iowa or frequent travel.

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Iowa Reciprocity Map

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IOWA CCW PERMIT RECOGNITION
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States that honor an iowa permit

RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

NON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Nebraska will only honor the Iowa Non-Professional permit and not the Iowa Professional Permit.

iowa honors permits from these states

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Districts & Territories
District of Columbia, New York City, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Iowa CCW Permit

Iowa is a “shall issue” state.
Non-resident permits available.
The permit is valid for 5 years.

There are two types of permits available;
Non-professional – issued to residents
Professional – issued to non-residents, security gaurds

OFF-LIMIT AREAS

Where You Cannot Carry

  • Weapons Free Zones
  • Public or private schools, colleges
  • School bus
  • Public parks
  • Casino
  • Iowa state fairgrounds
  • Campus of the three state universities
  • State buildings on the capitol complex
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

Where You Can Carry

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • All areas of the state – except those listed below 

Details on Iowa Gun Laws

Iowa Contacts

Department of Public Safety Weapons Permits

Hours


Monday – Friday    9am – 5pm

Saturday                  Closed

Sunday                    Closed

Contact


Address     215 East 7th Street

City             Des Moines, IA 50319-0045

Phone        (515) 725-6230

Email          wpinfo@dps.state.ia.us