Concealed Weapons Licensing

Emergency CWL Renewal Information

Due to the emergency closure of the Blaine County Annex Building in Hailey, Blaine County Driver’s Services and DMV remain closed. To assist those members of our community that need CWL renewal information, we are providing the following available method of renewal. Please note that new licenses cannot be issued at this time.

Concealed Weapon Permits can be renewed on the Idaho State Police website: https://isp.idaho.gov/bci/concealed-weapons/ by downloading and mailing a renewal form to Blaine County Drivers Services with the renewal fee ($37.85). Although we are not open to the public, it will get processed and entered into the system. The issuance of the permit will have to wait until the County Annex opens back up but it will get updated in the system. If you wait to renew your CWL, you have three months from the expiration date to renew without having to go through the whole process again.

We will continue to update the public as new information becomes available. Thank you for your patience.

Know the Law

To obtain a concealed weapons license, applicants must:

  • Complete the Concealed Weapons License Application form
  • Provide proof of firearm training
  • Provide photo identification
  • Provide previous concealed weapons licenses (if any)
  • The fee for the original issuance of a five year permit is $59.85
  • The renewal fee is $37.85
  • Payment may be made by cash, credit card or check

The completed application and a complete set of fingerprints will be submitted by Driver’s Services to the Idaho State Police Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) for the required FBI criminal history records check.

The law allows the Sheriff’s Office 90 days to process the application and background check; Average process time is 30 to 60 days. Upon approval, applicants will be notified to return to Driver’s Services to be photographed and receive their concealed weapon license.