Updated on March 9th, 2022
An Idaho firearm bill of sale is used to document the transfer of a firearm between a buyer and seller in the state of Idaho. This state does not require weapon registration, nor does it require a permit or background check to purchase any rifle, shotgun, or handgun. The only limitation is that one can’t sell to a minor (under eighteen) without the written consent of their parent/guardian. The Idaho bill of sale is used purely as a receipt of purchase/sale for both parties’ records.
- Firearm laws – Title 18, Chapter 33
- Background check required? – No.
- Permit required to purchase? – No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 18-3302
In Idaho, residents over the age of eighteen (18) are able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. This law only applies to those who are not exempt under § 18-3302(11), which states the circumstances under which an applicant would be rejected when applying for a license.
While not necessary, residents are able to obtain a concealed carry license at their county sheriff’s office. They must apply in person with a completed Concealed Weapons License Application. At the office, they will be required to demonstrate evidence of familiarity with a firearm through certification of the completion of a firearms safety course, or of other training the sheriff deems adequate. If residents are applying for the enhanced concealed weapons license, they must submit an Enhanced Concealed Weapons License Training Certificate, and they’ll be required to complete an eight-hour minimum training course.