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Permit Information

Alaska is a Shall Issue State
Will issue Alaska Concealed Carry permits to residents of Alaska only.

*NOTE: Alaska Statute 11.61.220 allows anyone 21 or older, who may legally carry a firearm to also carry it concealed without having to obtain a special permit.

Permits Issued By

Permit Requirements
1. Copy of Certificate showing successful completion of a handgun course approved by the department.
2. Submit two sets of fingerprints of acceptable technical quality. Fingerprints submitted must be rolled by a person or agency approved by the department, or by a law enforcement agency or state correctional facility at the discretion of the agency or facility. A list of fingerprint technicians or agencies approved by the department is available on the ACHP web-site.
3. PHOTOGRAPH: Include one quality color photograph taken within the 30 days preceding the date you apply for your permit. See the Photograph Instructions and Specifications in this packet for size restrictions and specific information.
4. Application form filled out.

Eligibility Requirements

  • If you were found guilty but mentally ill in a criminal case.
  • If you were found not guilty in a criminal case by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.
  • If you were declared incompetent to stand trial in a criminal case.
  • If you asserted a defense in a criminal case of not guilty by reason of insanity or mental disease or defect.
  • If you were found not guilty only by reason of lack of mental responsibility under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
  • If you required involuntary inpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility.
  • If you required involuntary outpatient treatment in a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility based on a finding that the person is an imminent danger to himself or herself or to others.
  • If you required involuntary commitment to a psychiatric hospital or similar treatment facility for any reason, including drug use.
  • If you are or was the subject of a prosecution or of a commitment or incompetency proceeding that could lead to a prohibition on the receipt or possession of a firearm under the laws of Alaska or the United States.
  • If you falsified any portion of the permit application..
  • If you caused justifiable concern for public safety.
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