Guns in Vehicles in Utah

Posted on January 1, 2012

(This section was last updated April 1, 2011.)

Utah generally prohibits carrying a concealed firearm, including an unloaded firearm on the person or a firearm that is readily accessible for immediate use and is not securely encased, in a vehicle without the consent of the individual who is lawfully in possession of the vehicle.1

Utah also generally prohibits carrying a loaded handgun in a vehicle without the consent of the individual who is lawfully in possession of the vehicle.2 A person may not possess a loaded long gun in any vehicle.3

However, none of these prohibitions apply if the state has issued to a person a permit to carry a concealed firearm.4

  1. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-504(1). []
  2. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-505(1). []
  3. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-505(3). []
  4. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-523. []