Alaska Concealed Carry Permit Questions

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No. Only persons who can legally possess firearms can be granted concealed carry permits.

A certified copy of documentation from the Alaska Department of Corrections, or equivalent entity of another state for a conviction in that other state, reflecting the date of unconditional discharge.

A person convicted of two or more class A misdemeanors in Alaska, or similar offenses in another jurisdiction, within the six years immediately preceding the date of application, regardless of whether the convictions were later set aside or the subject of a pardon or other executive clemency, may not obtain an Alaska concealed carry permit

You must complete a handgun training course approved by the Department of Public Safety. Within one year after completion of the training course, a completed application must be delivered in person to an Alaska State Trooper office. The packet of materials must include the completed application, one photograph of you taken within 30 days of the date on the application, identifiable fingerprints taken by a DPS approved technician, proof of successful completion of the handgun training course, and a $89.75 application fee.

No. Application fees are non-refundable. You should make sure that you qualify before submitting an application. Alaska Statutes 18.65.705 sets forth the qualifications that must be met for a person to obtain an Alaska concealed handgun permit.

No. The application for a new permit must be submitted in person to an Alaska State Trooper office. You will be asked to show a government issued photographic identity card to prove your identity.

Assuming there is no change in federal or Alaska state law and no change in your ability to lawfully possess firearms, a permit will expire on your birthday in the fifth year following issuance, for a total period of time not to exceed five years.

No. Alaska concealed permits can be issued only to persons who are and have been physically in Alaska for at least 90 days and who intend to remain in Alaska indefinitely.

Yes, provided the legal resident alien is and has been physically in Alaska for at least 90 days and intends to remain in Alaska indefinitely.

No. Only residents of Alaska can renew Alaska concealed carry permits.

The permit very likely will no legal significance once you no longer are a resident of Alaska. The significance, if any, of the Alaska permit will depend on the law of the state in which you possess any firearm.

You must complete a renewal of concealed carry permit application (DPS form # 12-299-84) and submit it to the Alaska Concealed Carry Office at 5700 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage Alaska 99507. You need not deliver the application in person. Renewal applications must be postmarked not more than 90 days before your permit is to expire. A photograph taken within 30 days of the application and $25 non-refundable fee must be included in the submitted materials. A renewal application submitted after the permit has expired is subject to an additional $25 late fee. The department will not accept a renewal application for a permit that has been expired for more than 60 days.

No. There is no requirement to surrender an expired permit unless it was suspended or revoked. You, however, may not display an expired permit in a manner that would imply it is remains valid.

No. There is no requirement to surrender an expired permit unless it was suspended or revoked. You, however, may not display an expired permit in a manner that would imply it is remains valid.

You must complete and submit an application for replacement of a concealed carry permit (DPS Form 12-299-85). The completed form, together with a photograph taken within 30 days of the application and $25 fee must be submitted in person at an Alaska State Trooper office.

Yes. You must notify DPS of any change in your address within 30 days of the change by completing and submitting a change of address notification (DPS Form #12-299-88) to the Alaska concealed carry office at 5700 East Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99507.

You need to complete and personally submit an application for replacement (DPS form 12-299-85) to an Alaska State Trooper office together with a certified copy of a court or other public document reflecting the change and a $25 fee.

Maybe. The legal significance of your Alaska concealed carry permit is determined by the law of the state or country in which you possess a firearm. Another state or country may or may not afford significance to an Alaska permit. The Reciprocity link on the Alaska concealed carry home page lists states that have indicated they will give significance to Alaska permits. The information reflected in the link, however, is updated only one time each year. The information, therefore, may not be current. You will need to independently determine the current status of the law in the state or country in which you will possess a firearm.

All persons who physically are in Alaska – and who can legally possess firearms and ammunition – can legally carry concealed firearms except in certain specified locations, including, but not limited to, schools, child care facilities, courthouses, and places displaying notices that firearms are prohibited.

No. You must apply for a concealed carry permit within one year of your retirement as a peace officer to qualify for the honorably retired peace officer provisions of the law.