Iowa Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of Iowa Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:Yes
Prohibited Locations:
  • Schools/state universities
  • Public parks (except portion used for hunting)
  • State fairgrounds
  • While riding ATV/snowmobile (see HF 2283)
  • State capitol
*No Guns* Signs Force Of Law:No
Store In Vehicle:
Allowed In State Parks:Yes
Allowed In National Parks:Yes
Allowed In Game Management Units:
Allowed In Wildlife Management Areas:Yes
Allowed At Road Rest Areas:Yes
Allowed In Restaurants Where Alcohol Served:Yes
States Honoring Iowa PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:

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