Utah Gun Laws
Legal if the handgun is deemed unloaded. Utah's definition of unloaded is that there be no round in the firing position and at least two mechanical movements to fire.
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
Only when asked by the officer
Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
No specific restriction
Firearms at Colleges:
Concealed carry allowed by law
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
No restrictions for permittees
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit:
Loaded handguns may be concealed or open in the vehicle
Firearm Law Uniformity:
Preemption statute is in place. Firearm laws uniform throughout the state.
Permit Training Requirements:
Must take state regulated and prescribed class. Classroom only, appx 4 hours.
Permit Issuing Authority:
Department of Public Safety.
State Contact Info:
Utah Dept. of Public Safety
3888 West 5400 South
Taylorsville, UT 84129
Length of Permit Validity:
5 years. Can renew online.
Permit Application Process:
Mail or apply in person to the State Department of Public Safety.
Non-residents may apply. Fee is slightly higher.
Places Off Limits:
A person with a permit to carry a concealed firearm may not carry a concealed firearm in any secure area. A secure area may be established at an airport, higher education institution, or courthouse. A mental health facility or correctional facility may be designated by rule as an area in which no firearm or ammunition may be transported, sold, given, or possessed upon the facility. At least one notice shall be prominently displayed at each entrance to any secure area in which a firearm is restricted. Provisions shall be made to provide a secure firearms storage area so that persons with lawfully carried firearms may store them while they are in the secure area. A person licensed to carry a concealed firearm may not knowingly and intentionally transport a firearm into a house of worship or a private residence after notice has been given that firearms are prohibited.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
No Duty to Retreat
No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
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