On July 1, Idaho’s Office of the Attorney General sent a letter to all states requesting them to consider and establish recognition of Idaho’s license to carry a concealed weapon and/or enhanced license to carry a concealed weapon. Idaho recognizes valid concealed carry permits from all states, but these formal agreements allow Idaho residents with a valid license to carry a concealed weapon to legally carry a concealed handgun for self-defense in certain other states. Since then, Idaho has entered into full concealed carry reciprocity agreements with 14 states, bringing Idaho’s total number of reciprocity agreements to 19.
Of the 14 new states, South Carolina and Wyoming opted to recognize only the enhanced license to carry a concealed weapon. Not all states have responded to the letter at this time, so please check back for updates. For a listing of states that currently have a formal agreement to recognize Idaho concealed carry licenses (both regular and enhanced-only), click here. Please note – several states recognize Idaho concealed carry licenses in addition to those listed at the provided link; however, these states do not have an official agreement with the state of Idaho at this time.