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Concealed carry prohibited sign

In Iowa, it is always illegal, even with a valid permit, to carry a handgun concealed or openly in the following locations.

  • In a building that is owned or directly controlled by a city and is posted with signs prohibiting handguns
  • In any courthouse located in Iowa
  • In a state or federal government building unless:
    • You are in the capitol building or on the grounds surrounding the capitol building, including state parking lots and parking garages, and...
    • The handgun is concealed and...
    • You have a valid Permit to Carry Weapons
  • In, on, or within 1,000 feet of the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school
  • On the campus of any state university, or at or during any state university–authorized event
  • On a school bus
  • In or on the real property comprising a public park unless you are in a portion of a public park designated as a hunting area under Iowa Code Section 461A.42
  • In a casino without written permission from the administrator
  • On the state fair grounds
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