With business beginning to open across the state, the Sheriff has implemented that the KCSO lobby is back open with masks being optional and no longer required.

Going forth we have new procedures in place to the betterment of the community. Please see below for updated information.

  1. Anyone with questions for Records or Civil which cannot be answered by phone may come to the KCSO lobby.  Doors will remain locked but you may press the button on the left side of the door, explain why you are here and we will let you in (in accordance with limitations described above).
  2. New CCW Permits - Call for an appointment at 208-446-1300 option 3.
  3. CCWs in process - Will be called by Records personnel to schedule an appointment 208-446-1300 option 3
  4. Fingerprints for general purposes (employment, etc.) - Call for an appointment 208-446-1300 option 3

The lobby office is open to provide service to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the hours of operation for Fingerprinting and Concealed Weapons Permits are different and are noted in the Concealed Weapons Permit section.

The Records Division maintains all of the Sheriff’s Office public records by Idaho Public Records Law Standards.

Concealed Weapons Permit

View details of the Idaho Concealed Weapon laws, Section 18-3302 A-C


  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Permit Fees

The Records Department now accepts both cash and credit cards.
Permit Fee
Duplicate $5.00
Initial/Enhanced $53..25
Late Fee $10.00
Retired LE Permit $25.00
Retired LE Renewal $17.00


Applying for a Standard Permit

  • The Idaho Sheriff's Association offers an online handgun safety training course that satisfies the firearms familiarity requirements for a basic Idaho Concealed Weapons License.  Click on the following link to access the site.

Applying for an Enhanced Concealed Weapons Permit (ECWP)

  • Enhanced Concealed Weapons applications are available at the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.
  • You must provide a valid driver’s license, a signed copy of the Idaho Enhanced Concealed Weapons Training Form that has been completed and signed by a valid firearms instructor, and proof of firearms training.
  • Fees are paid in CASH at the time of application.

Renewing Your Concealed Weapons Permit

  • You must complete a concealed weapons application and present your CCW permit.
  • Make sure Driver's License has your current address.
  • You can renew any time during the 90 day period before the expiration date for a $30.00 fee payable in cash only. Renewals done more than 90 days after the expiration date are subject to a $10 late fee.