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CCW Reciprocity Guide

The information contained herein is nothing more than a guide. Before you choose to carry a concealed firearm outside your state of residence, check with the appropriate authorities (usually the State Police) to determine the current status of reciprocity. Such information is also frequently contained on a state’s web site (usually under Attorney General, Secretary of State, or State Police Agency).

Reciprocity information current as of  September 2, 2014.

 

This state’s permit
is honored by these states
Alabama
AK*, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NH, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WV, WY
Alaska*
AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT,
Arizona
AK*, AL, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, (OH-Resident only), OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*,WI, WV, WY
Arkansas
AK*, AL, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD,TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, VT*, WI, WV, WY
California
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI,
Colorado**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NH, NC, ND, NE, NM, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI, WV, WY
Connecticut
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MT, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*
Delaware
AK*, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KY, ME, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NM, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WV,
DC
Does not Issue permits and does not honor any states permits.
Florida**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,VT*, WA, WV, WY
Georgia
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI, WV, WY
Hawaii
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI,
Idaho
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, (NM-EO)(NV-EO)OH, OK, PA, SD, (SC-EO) TN, TX, UT, (VA-EO) VT*, WA-(EO), WI, WY,
Illinois
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NV, OK, SD, TN, UT, VT, WI
Indiana
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI, WY,
Iowa
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI, WY
Kansas**
AK*, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WA, WI, WV,
Kentucky
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, ND, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,VT*, WI, WV, WY,
Louisiana
AK*,AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM,OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Maine
AK*, AR, AZ, DE, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, ND, NC, NE, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT, VT*, WY,
Maryland
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI,
Massachusetts
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*,
Michigan**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,
Minnesota
AK*, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, OK, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT*, WI, WY
Mississippi
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MT, NC, ND, NH, NM, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WA, WV, WY,
Missouri
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WA, WV, WY
Montana
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY
Nebraska
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NM, NV, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Nevada
AK*, AR, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT* WI-issued after 7/1/11
New Hampshire**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT, VT*, WV, WY
New Jersey
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*,
New Mexico
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NV, OH, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WI, WV, WY
New York
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT*, WI,
North Carolina
AK*, AL, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,VT*, WA, WI, WV, WY
North Dakota
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WA, WI, WV, WY,
Ohio
AK*, AR, AZ, DE, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT*, WA, WV, WY,
Oklahoma
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MT, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT,VA, VT*, WA, WV, WY
Oregon
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, OK, SD, TN, UT, VT*,
Pennsylvania
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Puerto Rico
AK, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, OK, SD, TN, UT, VT, WI,
Rhode Island
AK*, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NV, OK, SD, TN, TX***, UT, VT*,
South Carolina**
AK, AL, AR, AZ, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WV, WY
South Dakota
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, OK, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WV, WY,
Tennessee
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, ND, NH, NM, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TX, UT, VA, VT,WA,WV,WY
Texas
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, VT*, WI, WV, WY
Utah
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, OH, OK, PA-resident, SD, TN, TX, VA,VT*, WA, WV, WY
Vermont*
Does not Issue CCW’s
US Virgin Islands
AK, AZ, IA, ID, IN, KY, MI, MO, MS, NC, OK, SD, TN, UT, VT, WI,
Virginia
AK, AL, AR, AZ, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK,PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT,WI,WV,WY,(DE Until 12/7/13)
Washington
AK*, AR, AZ, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MT, MO, NC, ND, OH, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WI,
West Virginia**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, (WI-After6/8/12 only) WY,
Wisconsin
AK*, AR, AZ, CO, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, TN, UT, VT*,
Wyoming
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT*, WI, WV
*Vermont (VT) , Alaska (AK) Arizona (AZ). Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry it concealed. No Permit/license is required.**Colorado (CO), Michigan (MI), South Carolina (SC), New Hampshire (NH), Florida (FL), Kansas (KS) and West Virginia (WV) only honor permits from residents of the issuing states. States in red issue Non-Resident Permits. Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kentucky (KY), Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), Oregon (OR) and Tennessee (TN) have very restrictive Non-Resident issue policies. ***TX only honors permits from DE issued by AG. *NM,NV,SC,VA (ID,EO-Enhanced Only)

Reverse CCW Reciprocity Lookup

This state honors
permits from these states
Alabama
As of 8/1/13 Honors any valid License/Permit issued by any other State
Alaska*
Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry it with just Photo ID.
Arizona
Anyone 21 years of age who can legally own a firearm can carry it concealed in AZ with no permit/license
Arkansas
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
California
Does not honor any other state permits.
Colorado**
AK*, AL, AR, AZ, DE, FL, GA, ID, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NE, ND, NH, NC, NM, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI, WV, WY
Connecticut
Does not honor any other state permits.
Delaware
AK, AR, AZ, CO, FL, KY, ME, MI, MO, NC, ND, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT,WV,
DC
Does not honor any other state permits.
Florida**
AL. AK, AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IA,ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NH, NC, ND, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,WA, WV, WY,
Guam
Does not honor any other state permits.
Georgia
AK, AR, AZ, AL, CO, FL, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NH, NC, ND, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, WI, WV, WY
Hawaii
Does not honor any other state permits.
Idaho
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State or political subdivision and District of Columbia
Illinois
Does not honor any other state permits.
Indiana
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State or political subdivision and District of Columbia
Iowa
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State or political subdivision and District of Columbia
Kansas**
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
Kentucky
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
Louisiana
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NH, NC, ND, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA,WA, WI, WV, WY,
Maine**
AR, DE, LA, ME, ND, PA, SD, WY,
Maryland
Does not honor any other state permits.
Massachusetts
Does not honor any other state permits.
Michigan**
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
Minnesota
AK, AR, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NM, NV, OH, OK, TN, TX, UT, WY,
Mississippi
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
Missouri
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State or political subdivision and District of Columbia
Montana
AK, AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MS, NE, NV, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA,SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY,
Nebraska
AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IA, ID, HI, IL, KS, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NV, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA,WV, WY
Nevada
AK, AR, (ID Enhanced Only), IL, KS, KY, MI, ND, NE, NM, NC, OH, SC, TN,
New Hampshire**
AL. AK, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, OK, PA, TN, UT, WV, WY
New Jersey
Does not honor any other state permits.
New Mexico
AK, AZ, AR, CO, DE, FL, (ID Enhanced Only) KS, LA, MI, MS, MO, NE, NC, ND, NV, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV, WY
New York
Does not honor any other state permits.
New York City
Does not honor any other state permits.
North Carolina
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
North Dakota
AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, ME, NM, OH, OK, PA,SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY
Ohio
AK, AR****, AZ, DE, FL, ID, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, NC, ND, NE, NM, OK, SC, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY,
Oklahoma
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State
Oregon
Does not honor any other state permits.
Pennsylvania
AK, AR, AZ**, CO, FL**,  GA, IA, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME**,MI, NH, MO, MS**,MT, NC, ND, OK, SD, TN, TX, UT-resident, VA**WI, WV, WY
Puerto Rico
Does not honor any other state permits.
Rhode Island
Does not honor any other state permits.
South Carolina**
AK, AR, AZ, FL, (ID Enhanced Only) KS, KY, LA, MI, MO NC, ND, NM, OH, OK, TX, TN, VA, WV, WY
South Dakota
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State and District of Columbia
Tennessee
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State,
Texas
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE***, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY,NV, OK, PA, RI***, SC, SD, TN, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY,
Utah
Honors any License/Permit issued by any other State and District of Columbia
Vermont*
No permit needed to carry concealed in Vermont.
US Virgin Islands
Does not honor any other state permits.
Virginia
AK, AR, AZ, DE, FL,(ID,Enhanced only) IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, WV, WY
Washington
AR, FL, ID-(EO) KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, OH, OK, TN, UT,
West Virginia**
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WY
Wisconsin
AK(after1/13/13)AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, GA, HI, ID, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV-after 7/1/11, NY, PA, PR, TN, TX, UT,VI,WA,(WVafter6/8/12),WY
Wyoming
AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MO, MN, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV
*Vermont (VT), Alaska (AK) and Arizona (AZ) Anyone who can legally own a firearm can carry it concealed. No Permit/license is required.**Colorado (CO), Michigan (MI), South Carolina (SC), New Hampshire (NH), Florida (FL), Kansas (KS) and West Virginia (WV) only honor permits from residents of the issuing states. States in red issue Non-Resident Permits. Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kentucky (KY) Maryland (MD), New Jersey (NJ), Oregon (OR) and Tennessee (TN) have a very restrictive Non-Resident issue policies. TX*** only honors AG issued permit from RI

Carrying Concealed Handguns and Reciprocity

At this time, 49 states issue licenses to carry concealed firearms, and three states – Vermont, Alaska and Arizona — allow concealed carry of firearms without a license (although Alaska and Arizona still issue licenses for those states requiring one for reciprocity).  Numerous states have non-discretionary or “right-to-carry” laws, meaning that if a citizen can meet clearly stated, objective criteria, a concealed carry license must be issued.  These are also called ”shall-issue” states. Currently, more than 8,000,000 Americans possess concealed carry licenses.

 

Self-defense is not a right that should stop at a state line.  To that end, numerous states have passed some form of reciprocity or a recognition statute that allows citizens licensed by other states to carry a concealed firearm in that state.  Fifteen states, plus Alaska, Arizona and Vermont (Where no is license required), recognize all concealed carry licenses; others have specific agreements with other states where permit holders meet the criteria they have established may carry. Not all states recognize another state’s licenses.  The purpose of this guide is to advise individuals as to the current status of reciprocity/recognition by state.

 

Reciprocity is literally a “moving target.” These laws can change several times a year, and new reciprocity agreements are signed, or occasionally, revoked, on a continuing basis.  The information contained herein is nothing more than a guide culled from public records.  Before you choose to carry a concealed weapon, it is your responsibility to verify all information offered here.  Be sure to check with the appropriate authorities (often the State Police or State Attorney General) to determine the current status of reciprocity.  Such information is also frequently contained on a state’s web site (usually under Attorney General, Secretary of State, or State Police Agency).   

YOU ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS, FOR VERIFYING ALL INFORMATION, AND FOR KNOWING ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

 

Warning: Licenses issued in New York State are not recognized in New York City.

The information contained herein is nothing more than a guide. Before you choose to carry a concealed firearm outside your state of residence, check with the appropriate authorities (usually the State Police) to determine the current status of reciprocity. Such information is also frequently contained on a state’s web site (usually under Attorney General, Secretary of State, or State Police Agency).