Arizona Concealed Carry and Firearm Ownership Legal Summary

Arizona Gun Laws

  Open Carry: Lawful
  Duty to Notify Law Enforcement: Only when asked by the officer
  State Parks: Concealed Carry is legal in accordance with state laws that regulate the right to carry
  Restaurants Serving Alcohol: Only permittees may carry if the establishment doesn't post a restriction. These restrictions have the force of law.
  Firearms at Colleges: Guns may be in vehicles on school campuses. As to campus carry, schools individually decide the weapons policy
  Firearms at K-12 Schools: Permittees may have unloaded handguns in vehicles only.
  Church Carry: Permitees may have unloaded handguns in vehicles only
  Hotels: No legal restriction - Reference article on page 67
  Secure Storage Requirements: None
  Magazine Capacity Limitations: No restrictions
  Suppressor Ownership: Ownership lawful.
  Vehicle Possession Without Recognized Permit: Any person who can legally own a handgun can possess a loaded handgun concealed in a vehicle
  Firearm Law Uniformity: State preemption laws do exist and prohibit local units from enacting or enforcing most things.
  Permit Training Requirements: An applicant shall demonstrate competence with a firearm through any of the following:

1. Completion of any firearms safety or training course or class that is available to the general public, that is offered by a law enforcement agency, a junior college, a college or a private or public institution, academy, organization or firearms training school and that is approved by the department of public safety or that uses instructors who are certified by the national rifle association.

2. Completion of any hunter education or hunter safety course approved by the Arizona game and fish department or a similar agency of another state.

3. Completion of any national rifle association firearms safety or training course.

4. Completion of any law enforcement firearms safety or training course or class that is offered for security guards, investigators, special deputies or other divisions or subdivisions of law enforcement or security enforcement and that is approved by the department of public safety.

5. Evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions from the United States armed forces.

6. A valid current or expired concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state and that has a training or testing requirement for initial issuance.

7. Completion of any governmental police agency firearms training course and qualification to carry a firearm in the course of normal police duties.

8. Completion of any other firearms safety or training course or class that is conducted by a department of public safety approved or national rifle association certified firearms instructor.
  Non-Resident Permits: Arizona does issue permits to non-residents
  Constitutional Carry: Yes. This extends to both Arizona residents and non residents with no permit required to open carry at 18 and none required to concealed carry 21 and up.
  Duty to Retreat: No Duty to Retreat
  Places Off Limits: A private business who serves alcohol and chooses to display a sign close to the liquor license with a picture of a gun in a red circle with a diagonal line across it
Schools K-12 including school yards and buses. A permittee may remain in the vehicle with the firearm or leave the firearm in a locked and non-visible case inside the vehicle when on school property
Commercial nuclear or hydroelectric generating stations.
Polling places on Election Day.
Correctional facilities (this includes the parking lot of such facilities).
Game refuges (except during an authorized hunt).
  State Contact Info: Arizona Dept. Of Public Safety
PO Box 6488
Phoenix, AZ 85005
  Permit Issuing Authority: Arizona Department of Public Safety
  Length of Permit Validity: 5 years
  Permit Application Process: Arizona requires you complete a training course that meets their standards. All of the classes we teach and promote via this website qualify by these standards. For additional details about what other training would qualify the applicant read our Arizona required training guide.

Review the provisions contained in Arizona Revised Statute Title 13, chapters 4 and 31 which are available on the Arizona State Legislature website utilizing the following link:
You will need an application packet. If you take one of our classes we will provide it to you at that time. Otherwise contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit at the state, via email to request an application packet. It contains an application, two fingerprint cards and a return envelope. When requesting an application packet for a New Permit, please email your request, include your mailing address in the following format:

Your Name
1234 Weapons Street
Anytown, IL 80808

Click here to contact the Concealed Weapons Permit Unit by e-mail.

Send the completed application, adequate documentation which demonstrates firearms safety competence, two complete sets of fingerprints, the appropriate fee in the form of a money order, cashier’s or certified check; payable to the AZ DPS to the CWPU. For a current list of fees click here. Fees are non-refundable.
  Resident Permit Reciprocity:
While Concealed Carry Inc strives to maintain legal reference information updated on this website; you as the reader and gun owner are responsible to do any and all necessary research and consult with a local attorney before making any decisions. Concealed Carry Inc is not liable for any misinformation, inaccuracies, or actions taken based on this information. We are not attorneys and this information is not legal advice. If you see any information you feel is outdated or incorrect please contact us.

Legal Summaries for all 50 states are available free on our site and mobile app.