West Virginia Gun Laws

(Updated: July 24, 2024)

Overview Of West Virginia Concealed Carry Laws

Issuing Status:Shall Issue
Inform Law Enforcement:No
Honors Other States Permits:Yes
Issues Non Resident Permits:No
Prohibited Locations:
  • Federal government properties
  • State Capitol complex
  • Correctional/ detention facilities
  • Courthouses
  • Primary/ secondary school buildings/ property/ functions
  • City of Charleston-owned property/ parks/ civic centers
  • Dunbar City Hall/ buildings/parks
  • South Charleston city-owned buildings/ parks
  • City of Martinsburg-owned buildings/ property
*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 West Virginia PermitAlaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
Open Carry Allowed:Yes
Licensing Age:

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