Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is taking preliminary precautions in the face of the COVD-19 outbreak in an attempt to prevent possible spread into our facility. We are limiting visitation to behind glass and electronic visits only, (no face to face visits). Face masks are required in all county buildings. If you are applying for a new conceal weapon permit or have a renew conceal weapon permit, please call the Sheriff’s Office to set up an appointment at 406-225-4079.
If you are needing fingerprinting please call the Detention Center at 406-225-4091 and set up an appointment.
If you are sick or have been known to be around someone that is sick please refrain from visiting the Sheriff Office.
Thank you for your patience & understanding.

Concealed Carry Permits

Montana law prohibits the carrying of concealed weapons inside city, town or logging camp limits and also contains some limits on the carrying of concealed weapons outside of city limits. However, a person may carry concealed weapons in many instances if he or she has a permit to do so. Concealed weapons permits are available to Montana residents. Montana also recognizes concealed weapons permits from some other states. Non-residents must meet the following criteria to carry a concealed weapon in Montana:

  • The state that issued their permit must require a criminal records background check for issuance of a permit.
  • The permit must be in the holder's possession.
  • The permit holder must have photo identification.

To obtain a Montana concealed weapons permit, a person must have been a Montana resident for at least six months, must be a U.S. citizen and must be at least 18 years old. Applications are available from the local county sheriffs office.

Whether inside or outside city limits, you may not carry a concealed weapon in the following places:

  • buildings owned or leased by the federal, state or local government
  • financial institutions; and a room where alcoholic beverages are sold, dispensed or consumed
  • school buildings, no matter where they are located.

Local regulations may restrict the carrying of concealed weapons at public meetings, in public parks and buildings, and in schools.Local county sheriffs can provide information on where concealed weapons are prohibited in their counties.

Montana has no prohibitions against carrying a weapon in a motor vehicle, although federal rules apply in national parks.

Requirements for Permits

  • U. S. Citizen
  • 18 years or older
  • Must have valid Mont. Driver's License or other picture I.D. issued by the state of Montana
  • Must be a resident of the State for at least 6 months or more
  • Must show proof of safety education qualification or approved firearms safety training course and satisfactory completion
  • Must properly fill out application form and SIGN IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SHERIFF'S ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT.
  • Fingerprints and picture will be done at the sheriff's office. The application has to be accompanied by a non-refundable $55.00 fee ($25.00 for renewal and a $50.00 fee for expired permits)
  • Accepted payment methods are exact cash or check only.
  • CHANGE OF COUNTY RESIDENCY: Applicant, if granted a permit must within 10 days inform Sheriff and Chief of Police of both counties if county residence is changed
  • RENEWALS: MCA 45-8-322(3) states in part: The permit must be renewed for additional 4-year periods upon payment of a $25.00 fee per renewal and upon request for renewal made within 90 days before expiration of the permit.
  • ** There will be no exceptions.**


Craig Doolittle
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Box 588
Boulder, MT 59632
(406) 225-4075

Amanda Morgan
Administrative Assistant to Sheriff C Doolittle 
Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Box 588
Boulder, MT 59632
Phone: (406) 225-4079

*Appointments are required for new and renew permits. Due to the amount of permit requests, please plan for your appointment to be 30-60 days out.