Chapter 724 of the Iowa Code and Administrative Rules, 661, Chapter 91 contain information on Iowa’s weapon laws and the issuance of weapon permits in Iowa.
SF2379 was enacted during the 2010 legislative session and signed by Governor Culver to become Iowa law on January 1, 2011. It makes significant changes to Iowa Code Ch. 724. Frequently asked questions regarding SF2379 may be viewed here.
APPLICATION FOR ANNUAL PERMIT TO ACQUIRE PISTOLS/REVOLVERS
Form WP3 Rev.2011.1 10/29/2010 (Iowa Residents Only) - For permits to be issued in or after 2011. Applications MUST be filed with the Sheriff of the county of residence.
APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO CARRY WEAPONS
Form WP5 Rev. 2011.1 10/29/2010 - For permits to be issued in or after 2011. Applications MUST be filed with the Sheriff of the county of residence (except applications for a Nonresident Professional Permit and applications for a Professional Permit for a state employee whose need to go armed is employment based, which are filed with the Iowa Department of Public Safety).
Further information about weapon permits in Iowa may be obtained by contacting the Program Services Bureau of the Department in one of the following ways:
Program Services Bureau
Administrative Services Division
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Department of Public Safety Building
215 East 7th Street, 4th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0045
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