RECIPROCITY

 

 

Note: The following information is compiled from several official state government websites including those of Utah, Florida and Nevada, as well as several other sites providing supporting and/or supplemental information. Please note that this information can change at any time. Since it is the permit holders’ responsibility to know the concealed firearm laws of every state they visit, it is imperative that you contact these states directly to ensure that you have the latest information.

 

Utah Concealed Firearms Reciprocity (http://publicsafety.utah.gov/bci/FAQother.html)

 

In accordance with U.C.A. 76-10-523, Utah will honor a permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by any other state or county.

 

Of the states below that have formalized reciprocity or recognition with Utah, there are some states that will only accept the Utah concealed firearm permit so long as the permit holder is a resident of Utah.

 

It is the responsibility of all Utah concealed firearm permit holders to know and understand the applicable firearm laws of the states within which they plan to visit or venture. For information regarding firearm laws of other states, please contact the respective authority within that state

 

Although there are many states that will recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit, the State of Utah has formal reciprocity with the following states.

 

Alabama

Georgia

North Carolina

Texas

Alaska**

Louisiana

North Dakota

Virginia

Colorado *

Mississippi

Ohio

Washington State

Florida *

New Hampshire *

South Dakota

West Virginia

 

The following states recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit.

 

Arizona

Iowa

Montana

Vermont **

Arkansas

Kentucky

Nebraska

Wyoming

Delaware

Michigan *

Oklahoma

 

Idaho

Minnesota

Pennsylvania

 

Indiana

Missouri

Tennessee

 

 

The following states DO NOT recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit.

 

California

Kansas

Nevada

Oregon

Connecticut

Maine

New Jersey

Rhode Island

Hawaii

Maryland

New Mexico

South Carolina

Illinois

Massachusetts

New York

Wisconsin

 

* Honors RESIDENTIAL Utah permits only

 

** Alaska and Vermont: Any law abiding citizen of the United States (not otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms) may carry concealed without a CCW permit. For reciprocity purposes, Alaska does have a "shall issue" permit system in place for those desiring a permit.

 

Utah CFP reciprocity map

Updated January 2011

 

 

 Florida Concealed Firearms Reciprocity (http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/forms/reciprocitylist.pdf)

 

The Florida concealed weapon license is valid in the following 35 states because, acting under the authority of Section 790.015, Florida Statutes, the Division of Licensing has reached agreements with these states to allow for mutual recognition of each other's concealed carry licenses. Therefore, the licensees of these other states can carry concealed in Florida. We are constantly working to add more states to our list. You can see the most current list of states on our Web page at http://licgweb.doacs.state.fl.us/news/concealed_carry.html.

 

Please remember that state gun laws vary considerably and that while you are traveling with your firearm in or through another state you are subject to that state’s laws. It is incumbent upon you as a license holder to familiarize yourself with whatever restrictions apply when not in Florida. The notes on the other side of this page provide guidance about some of the more important restrictions; however, there may be other restrictions. For example, most states prohibit carrying a concealed firearm in certain places (schools, police stations, bars, etc.) even if you have a concealed carry license.

 

If you have a computer and have access to the Internet, you can navigate to our webpage and research the laws of the states listed above via the links we have provided on our site. If you do not have a computer at home, you may be able to use a computer at your local library. Almost all public libraries throughout the state now have computers with Internet access. If you are simply unable to gain access to the Internet, you should at least telephone or write the authorities in the states to which you will be traveling in order to obtain the latest and most accurate information about concealed carry requirements and restrictions.

 

If you have any questions about concealed weapon license reciprocity with other states, please submit those questions to the Division of Licensing via e-mail to Kenneth.Wilkinson@freshfromflorida.com.

 

Alabama1, 3, 5

Iowa6 

New Hampshire1, 3,4,6

Tennessee1, 6

Alaska1

Kansas1

New Mexico1

Texas1, 3, 6

Arizona6

Kentucky

North Carolina1

Utah1, 6

Arkansas1

Louisiana1

North Dakota3, 6

Vermont2

Colorado1, 4

Michigan1, 4

Ohio1

Virginia1, 6

Delaware

Mississippi1

Oklahoma1

Washington1, 6

Georgia1

Missouri

Pennsylvania1, 6

West Virginia1

Idaho3, 6

Montana3

South Carolina1, 4, 6

Wyoming1, 3

Indiana1, 3, 6

Nebraska1

South Dakota1, 3

 

NOTES

 

(1) While Florida's law allows licensees to carry stun guns, knives, and billy clubs in a concealed fashion, the laws in these states allow for concealed carry of handguns or pistols ONLY, NOT WEAPONS IN GENERAL. Florida license holders are prohibited from carrying other types of weapons while in these states.

 

(2) VERMONT is unique in that it does not issue weapon/firearms licenses. Florida licensees may carry in Vermont. This presents a problem for reciprocity with Florida. However, Florida law specifies that an out-of-state resident must have in his or her immediate possession a valid license to carry a concealed weapon or firearm. Because Vermont residents have no such license, the right to concealed carry cannot be extended to them under Florida law.

 

(3) Individuals qualify for concealed weapon licenses in these states upon reaching 18 years of age. HOWEVER, any licensee of these reciprocity states who is not 21 years of age or older IS PROHIBITED from carrying a concealed weapon or firearm in Florida.

 

(4) These states will honor the Florida concealed weapon license ONLY IF the license holder is a legal resident of the State of Florida.

 

(5) The Attorney General's Office of the State of ALABAMA has indicated that Alabama will honor BOTH resident and non-resident Florida licenses. However, the Alabama Attorney General notes that there is some uncertainty as to the limits of Alabama's reciprocity law as it pertains to non-resident licenses. Pending clarification by the Alabama legislature or a decision by an Alabama court, he urges non-resident Florida license holders to exercise caution. Licensees should call authorities in Alabama to obtain the most current information.

 

(6) These states issue concealed carry licenses to qualified individuals who are non-residents. These nonresident permits cannot be honored under Florida's reciprocity provision.

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING

 

The State of Nevada was removed from the Florida concealed weapon licensing reciprocity list on July 1, 2009. Authorities in Nevada notified the Division of Licensing that as of that date Nevada would no longer honor Florida concealed weapon licenses. Therefore, in accordance with the reciprocity provision set forth in section 790.015, Florida Statutes, Florida could no longer honor concealed weapon licenses issued by the State of Nevada.

 

Revised January 2011

 

 

 

 

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