State Permit Reciprocity
To find what states honor your permit(s) please start with your resident permit and then add other permits you may have. To remove a permit simply click the state you want removed a second time.
For detailed instructions on how to use this tool please click on the question mark
Reciprocity Map Help
To begin choose the state where you are issued a resident permit by clicking on the state. If you do not have a resident permit click on a state where you have a non-resident permit and then click the radio button for non-resident in the state listing box (see below). Once you click on that state you will notice several things on the page:
- The state you click on will change to tan as a visual reference for which state(s) you have chosen
- The states your permit(s) are accepted in change from blue to green, states where your permit(s) are not accepted are changed to red
- Some state's text label may change from white to black. This means that state has a duty to inform law. If you see these read the note below the map
- Some states may have an * next to the label. This means that state only issues permits to those over 21 years old. If you are under 21 and are planning on visiting one of these states you should contact them prior to traveling there to make sure your permit will be accepted.
- A state listing box will appear at the top right of the page. This area lists your permit(s) and allows you to change a permit from resident to non-resident. If the state name is a link you can click on that to visit that state's carry information web page.
- If there is a red exclamation mark next to the state name in the state listing box this means there is important information about one or more states your permit is accepted in. To view the alerts simply click on the exclamation icon. To hide the alerts click the exclamation icon again.
- If a state you have clicked on offers an enhanced (or class I) permit a checkbox will appear below the resident / non-resident radio buttons
- If a state you have clicked on does not offer a non-resident permit the radio button for non-resident permits will be disabled
To remove a permit from the map simply click the state again and the map and state listing box will automatically update.
To reset the map you may either click the 'reset map' link in the state listing box or you may just click the states you selected a second time until no states are selected. The map and state listing box will reset automatically once no states are selected.
Below the map you will see a series of links that effect the map differently that the reciprocity functions. These optional features include:
- Constitutional Carry States
- Shall Issue (resident) States
- Shall Issue (non-resident) States
- May Issue (resident) States)
- May Issue (non-resident) States
Clicking on these links will reset the map and then change the color of any state included in the option to green. States that do no offer that permit option will change to red.
Constitutional carry states marked with ** have notes regarding them below the map.
Note: If you click on a state on the map while viewing any of the optional map features the map will reset and return to a reciprocity map.
If you find an error (state missing or included improperly) in the reciprocity map please use our contact form to let us know. We strive to keep the map as updated as possible but sometimes things are missed.
As always when traveling into another state while carrying it is best to first check their reciprocity page whenever possible.
** Constitutional carrry in Idaho (becomes law July 1, 2016) and Wyoming is limited to residents only. Constitutional carry in Montana is only allowed outside of city limits.
Note: States that have black text have duty to inform laws. If you are stopped by law enforcement you must inform them immediately that you are carrying.
* These states set a minimum age of 21 years old to issue permits. If you are under 21 and are planning on visiting one of these states it is advisable that you check with the state before you travel there to make sure your permit will be accepted.
Optional Map Features
New Hampshire recognizes Kansas permits. April 27, 2016 Link
Virginia governor signs HB1163 and SB610 opening up acceptance of all permits from all states. February 26, 2016
Virginia will stop recognizing permits from 25 states as of February 1, 2016
Minnesota recognizes Delaware, Idaho (Enhanced permit only), Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina (Enhanced permit only), South Dakota permits. August 12, 2015
Minnesota no longer recognizes Missouri, Texas, Utah, Wyoming permits. August 12, 2015
Minnesota recognizes North Dakota (class 1 only) permits. August 12, 2015 Link
North Dakota recognizes Minnesota permits. August 12, 2015 Link
Nevada recognizes West Virginia permits. August 5, 2015 Link
West Virginia recognizes Nevada permits. August 5, 2015 Link
Pennsylvania recognizes Ohio permits. April 13, 2015
Georgia recognizes Ohio permits. March 25, 2015
Colorado recognizes Ohio permits. March 25, 2015
Wisconsin recognizes Ohio permits issued or renewed on or after 3/22/2015. March 25, 2015
Ohio recognizes any permit. March 23, 2015
New Mexico and Alaska have reciprocity. January 5, 2015
Nevada and Louisiana no longer have reciprocity. September 8, 2014
Montana honors Illinois permit. August 4, 2014
Nevada honors Illinois permit. July 31, 2014
Pennsylvania now recognizes Utah resident permit. June 26, 2014
Nebraska honors Illiois permits. June 22, 2014
Pennsylvania no longer honors Utah permit. May 12, 2014
Viginia now recognizes Kansas permits. May 8, 2014 link
Washington now recognizes Kansas permits. May 8, 2014 link
Wisconsin now recognizes Illinois permits. April 7, 2014 Link
Wisconsin now recognizes Missouri permits. January 20, 2014 Link
Alabama and West Virginia now recognize each others permits. December 13, 2013 Link
West Virginia now honors Iowa, November 1, 2013
West Virginia and New Hampshire honor each other's permits, October 28, 2013
Virginia now honors Idaho enhanced permit (only), October 25, 2013
South Carolina now honors the Idaho enhanced permit (only), Sept 24, 2013
Virginia no longer honors Missouri, Sept 14, 2013
South Carolina now honors New Mexico, August 28, 2013
West Virginia and Colorado now honor each other's permits, August 23, 2013
Arkansas now honors all other states permits & licenses, August 16, 2013
West Virginia and Georgia now honor each others permits, August 12, 2013
Pennsylvania no longer honors Idaho. Nevada no longer honors Missouri and Rhode Island. Nevada now honors North Dakota and Idaho. West Virginia now honors Idaho. Alabama now honors all other states permits & licenses, August 1, 2013
New Mexico now honors the Idaho 'Enhanced Permit.' PA Honors Kansas, July 20, 2013
Idaho now recognizes New Mexico permit, July 19, 2013
Illinois now a shall issue state, July 9, 2013
Kansas now honors all other states permits & licenses. Georgia and Wyoming honor Kansas, July 1, 2013
Wyoming will honor New Mexico, May 24, 2013
New Mexico honors Wyoming and Nevada, May 24, 2013
Louisiana honors New Mexico, May 24, 2013
Virginia now honors Wisconsin permit, May 2, 2013
Washingon no longer honors Florida permit, April 29, 2013
Pennsylvania only honors Mississippi resident permits, April 22, 2013
Pennsylvania only honors Virginia and Arizona resident permits, April 11, 2013
New Mexico now honors South Carolina, April 10, 2013
Pennsylvania only honors Maine resident permit, April 1, 2013
Wisconsin now honors Alaska permits issued or renewed after January 13, 2013, March 29, 2013
New Mexico honors Alaska permits, March 29, 2013
South Carolina now honors North Dakota, March 22, 2013
Nevada no longer honors Arizona permits, March 4, 2013 link
Pennsylvania will not honor any Florida non-resident permit held by a Pennsylvania resident, February 2013