Permitless Carry: Residents of Wyoming may carry a concealed handgun in Wyoming without a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit as long as they meet the following criteria: resident of Wyoming for a minimum of 6 months, 21 years old or older, is not ineligible to possess a firearm pursuant to US and WY law, has not been committed to a mental institution, is not currently adjudicated to be legally incompetent, and does not abuse alcohol or drugs (see WY code for specifics).
Benefits of Getting a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit: Makes traffic stops easier, for travel, and allows you to carry in 37 states (without a permit you may only carry in WY)!
About the Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit: Applications are through your County Sheriff’s Office.
Age Requirement: 21 years or older for permitless carry. Must be at least 21 to get a permit; however Sheriffs may issue a permit to carry at age 18, 19, or 20 at the Sheriff’s discretion.
Validity: Permit is valid for 5 years; after which it may be renewed.
Cost: Cost is $64 for a new permit or $45 to renew your existing permit.
Acceptable Training: Must take an approved Concealed Carry Course for Wyoming. There is no range or live fire requirement. The course online here at: https://www.mycarrypermit.com/ is accepted in all counties for the Wyoming Concealed Firearms Permit. Must apply for permit within 6 months after having taken the course or you would need to re-take it.
Reciprocity: Wyoming has one of the most widely accepted permits nationwide! There are currently 37 states that you may carry a firearm in with a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit! However, please remember that while traveling you must follow the specific laws in each state you travel through.
Non-Resident Permit: Wyoming does not issue permits/licenses to non-residents of Wyoming.
Places Off-Limits even with a Permit/License: Any law enforcement facility, detention facility, prison, jail, courtroom, meeting of a government entity, the legislature, or a committee thereof, any school, college or professional athletic event not related to firearms, any bar or club (for restaurants the bar area is off limits), any place where persons are assembled for worship, any elementary or secondary school facility, any college or university facility, state capitol building or anywhere prohibited by federal law.
Do “No Gun Signs” Hold Force of Law: YES, In Wyoming a person is guilty of “criminal trespass” if they enter or remain on someone else’s property if they are asked to leave (or not to enter) or if a sign is posted.
Contact with Law Enforcement: You should carry your permit and identification with you any and all times you are carrying and shall display both at the request of a law enforcement officer.
State Areas: Carry in Wyoming is allowed in State Parks, State and National Forests, State WMA’s and Road side rest areas.
Car Carry Without a Permit/License: Wyoming Residents who can legally own a firearm may concealed carry it on their person without a permit in Wyoming only. Non-residents of Wyoming must have a valid Permit/License that Wyoming honors to concealed carry a handgun in a vehicle. Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry a handgun in their vehicle as long as it is not concealed on your person and is clearly visible.
Open Carry: Open Carry is legal in Wyoming. The minimum age for open carry in Wyoming is 18.
Wyoming Residency: Typically, 6 months to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Firearms Permit; however if you have a permit from another state that Wyoming honors, you may apply immediately.
Where to find more information: We recommend going straight to the source, Wyoming State Firearm Laws: 6-8-101 thru 6-8-401 and Wyoming State Deadly Force Laws: § 6-1-102, 6-1-204, 6-1-205, 6-2-504, 6-2-602.