The permit maps below will show you which states you can carry concealed in as well as which state’s permits are honored in a particular state. If you have a concealed carry permit and want to know which state you can carry in use the default map “States That Honor My Permit(s). If you want to know which state’s permits are honored in a particular state, click on the “Permits Honored By State” tab. If you need help with these maps or what reciprocity means, click here to view our detailed explanation below.
- The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry concealed: Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont, West Virginia. Some restrictions may apply. Check each state for its own restrictions.
- Delaware only accepts South Dakota Enhanced Permits.
- Vermont does not issue concealed carry permits. Anyone who is legally allowed to possess a firearm may carry without a permit.
- Minnesota accepts Enhanced Permits from Idaho, North Dakota and South Dakota.
- Tennessee issues permits to non-residents with exceptions. Read more here.
- Texas only accepts the Rhode Island AG Issued Permits.
- Nevada only accepts the Mississippi Enhanced Permits, Idaho Enhanced Permits and South Dakota Enhanced Permits.
- Pennsylvania only accepts North Dakota Class 1 Permits.
- Nebraska only accepts North Dakota Class 1 Permits.
- Nebraska only accepts Idaho Non-professional Permits.
- Idaho: The following States accept Idaho Enhanced Licenses Only: Arizona, Delaware, Minnesota, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington and Virginia.
- Texas accepts Ohio ISSUED AFTER 3/22/2015.
- Wisconsin only honors the Class A Massachusetts Permit.
- Wisconsin only honors the South Dakota Enhanced and Gold licenses.
- Wisconsin accepts Ohio ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 3/22/2015.
- Wisconsin accepts Nevada ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 07/01/2011.
- Wisconsin accepts Virginia Non-Resident Permits Only.
- Wisconsin accepts West Virginia license ISSUED OR RENEWED AFTER 06/08/12.
- Wisconsin accepts Alaska license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 1/14/2013.
- Wisconsin accepts Missouri license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 08/28/2013. This DOES NOT include any provisional license issued by the state.
- For a non-resident, South Carolina is not a shall-issue state, since they require property ownership for non-residents.
7/5/2016 – Virginia accepts all other state’s permit. Updated according to Nevada changes.
Example of concealed carry reciprocity between two states: State A accepts State B’s concealed carry permit holders to carry in State A and State B accepts State A’s concealed carry permitholders to carry in State B.
There are also some cases where State A will accept State C’s concealed carry permit holders but State C WILL NOT accept State A’s concealed carry permit holders. This is NOT reciprocity.
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps above will show you:
Map 1 – States That Honor My Permit(s):
The first screen on this map shows whether a state is Shall Issue, May Issue, or Right Denied.
Shall Issue: States that are Shall Issue will issue any private citizen a concealed weapons permit as long as they meet all requirements.
May Issue: States that are May Issue have the authority to take judgment on whether or not they want to issue a concealed weapons permit to a private citizen even after they have met all requirements.
Right Denied: States that are Right Denied DO NOT allows private citizens to carry handguns and do not issue concealed weapon permits.
To view which states accept your concealed weapons permit, just click on the state your permit is issued in. If you have multiple permits, start with your Resident Permit (The permit issued in the state you live in).
You may be asked if your concealed weapons permit is a Resident or Non-Resident permit. Some states issue permits to Residents of their state as well as Non-Residents. On the other hand, some state’s ONLY issue to Residents of their state. And to take it one step further, some states only allow permits issued to Residents of the states they have reciprocity with. This is what the yellow state color means on the map.
If you need to reset the map and start over just click on the Clear Map button.
Map 2 – Permits Honored by State
This map is a quick way to find out what state concealed carry permits a particular state allows. Just click on a state and any states that are blue are allowed within the selected state, red are not allowed, and yellow means only residents of that state that have permits are allowed.
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