Vermont Gun Laws
Unrestricted in most public areas
Duty to Notify Law Enforcement:
No duty to notify
Concealed handgun carry by any non-felon permitted.
Restaurants Serving Alcohol:
Firearms at Colleges:
Schools individually decide the weapons policy.
Firearms at K-12 Schools:
Unloaded firearms in locked cases in vehicles only.
Magazine Capacity Limitations:
Vehicle Possession by Non-Permitees:
Handguns may be carried loaded and concealed anywhere in the vehicle.
Firearm Law Uniformity:
Uniform throughout state
Permit Training Requirements:
Permit Issuing Authority:
State Contact Info:
Vermont Attorney General
109 State St
Montpelier, VT 05609
Length of Permit Validity:
Permit Application Process:
Vermont doesn't issue permits.
Places Off Limits:
(a) No person shall knowingly possess a firearm or a dangerous or deadly weapon while within a school
building or on a school bus. A person who violates this section shall, for the first offense, be imprisoned not
more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both, and for a second or subsequent offense shall
be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(b) No person shall knowingly possess a firearm or a dangerous or deadly weapon on any school property
with the intent to injure another person. A person who violates this section shall, for the first offense, be
imprisoned not more than two years or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both, and for a second or
subsequent offense shall be imprisoned not more than three years or fined not more than $5,000.00, or both.
(c) This section shall not apply to:
(1) A law enforcement officer while engaged in law enforcement duties.
(2) Possession and use of firearms or dangerous or deadly weapons if the board of school directors, or
the superintendent or principal if delegated authority to do so by the board, authorizes possession
or use for specific occasions or for instructional or other specific purposes.
(b) A person who, while within a courthouse and without authorization from the court,
(1) carries or has in his or her possession a firearm; or
(2) knowingly carries or has in his or her possession a dangerous or deadly weapon, other than a
firearm, shall be imprisoned not more than one year or fined not more than $500.00, or both.
Yes. The first state to offer carry without a permit simply because they have never had a permit program or required such a thing to carry. Both residents and non-residents 18+ may carry.
Resident Permit Reciprocity:
Duty to Retreat:
No duty to retreat if the deadly force was immediately necessary to defend against imminent threat of death or bodily injury
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