How long does it take to get my permit?
The Utah Bureau of Criminal Investigation has 60 days from the time they start “processing” your application although it rarely takes that long. They officially start “processing” your application when they process your payment (check your bank account or credit/debit card statement).
That means they may have your application in their office but not start processing your application from a few days to a month, depending on the amount of applications they are processing. DO NOT CALL BCI until at least 60 days have passed from the time your payment is processed.
Does My Concealed Firearm Course from Another State Satisfy the Utah CFP Requirements?
No, it does not. Utah’s course is structured around Utah’s law’s. Neither a hunter safety course nor another states firearm course will satisfy the requirements to be signed off on the Utah requirements. You must complete a Utah concealed carry class in-person from a BCI certified instructor.
Why Are You Different From Other Instructors?
Here at Lethal Lovebirds LLC, we understand that each student has varied levels of experience handling firearms, our presented material is delivered in a slow and thorough fashion to ensure every student is not only confident in the material covered but has a firm understanding of the laws surrounding firearms.
We are also unique in that we are one of the very few concealed companies that pairs the classroom portion of concealed carry, with our optional live-fire instruction at a local private range.
Will Utah honor concealed firearm permits from other states?
In accordance with U.C.A. 76-10-523, Utah will honor a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by another state or county.
Please check the Utah CFP Course description for states that honor the Utah concealed license.
It is the responsibility of all Utah concealed firearm permit holders to know and understand the applicable firearm laws of the states within which they plan to visit or venture. For information regarding firearm laws of other states, please contact the respective authority within that state.
If I get stopped by a police officer, do I, as a permit holder, have to tell the officer that I have a gun in my possession?
Although there is no legal requirement to identify yourself to a law enforcement officer, it is recommended to do so.
If an officer finds or sees a gun on your person during their contact with you, and you have not identified yourself as a permit holder in legal possession of a firearm, the officer may assume you are carrying the gun illegally and may take defensive action. For the safety of all involved, it is recommended to immediately identify yourself to the officer as a permit holder in possession of a handgun. This action gives the officer some assurance they are most likely dealing with a law abiding citizen.
Is there any way that I can check to see if my criminal history will prevent me from obtaining a concealed firearm permit BEFORE I go through the whole process of applying?
Yes. You can come into the BCI office or call by phone and ask to speak with one of the investigators. If you explain to the investigator what type of problem you have had, he can give you a good idea whether you qualify for a concealed firearm permit or not.
Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84118
If I feel someone MAY be a threat to me, can I show them that I have a gun to scare them off?
Any action you take with a gun must be in direct self-defense; otherwise, it may be considered threatening with a dangerous weapon and you could be labeled as the aggressor. You may be criminally charged and you will possibly have your permit to carry a concealed firearm revoked. Carrying a firearm is very serious business. There is no room for mistakes. If you pull a firearm on someone or even display the weapon, then it must be in self defense or it is not justified.