Utah Gun Laws
Open Carry: 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 State Parks: Concealed handgun carry by those with honored/recognized permits is allowed 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: No restrictions Suppressor Ownership: Lawful Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees: Handguns may be loaded and concealed anywhere 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. May/Shall Issue: Shall Issue State Website: link 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-Resident Permits: 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: For residents:
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