Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity with Other States

FL Concealed Carry Reciprocity.

Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Flag of the state of Florida
Flag of the State of Florida

This page provides information on Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity. These states have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Florida. Also listed are the concealed carry permits from other states that are recognized in Florida.

See Concealed Carry Laws in the State of Florida

This information is not legal advice and we make no guarantee that this information is accurate at the time you read it. Gun laws and reciprocal agreements are constantly changing so we recommend checking the current laws in any state or jurisdiction where you may be carrying a handgun or other weapon.

FL Concealed Carry Reciprocity

What is Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity?

Concealed carry reciprocity means that one state recognizes and honors another state’s concealed carry permit or license. The two states have a reciprocal agreement and mutually recognize each others permits.

Concealed Carry Reciprocity allows a person with a concealed carry permit to travel to other states that recognize that permit and legally carry a concealed handgun.

The rules of reciprocity vary greatly from state to state, so it is imperative that you know the rules for the states that you intend to visit.

Many states have Constitutional Carry or Permitless Carry laws that allow concealed and/or Open carry without a license or permit. These states are listed at States with Constitutional Carry Laws.

Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Man carrying a concealed handgun
Man carrying a concealed handgun

Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity: States That Recognize Florida’s Concealed Weapons License

The table below shows the FL Concealed Carry Reciprocity status of all 50 states and Washington, DC. Most, but not all states recognize Florida’s Concealed Carry Permit (CWL). If the table indicates “Resident Permits only”, it means the permit must be issued to a resident of the state. In other words, if you hold a Florida Non-Resident Permit, it is NOT honored in that state.

If the table shows “Handguns only” it means that only handguns may be carried concealed under the Florida permit. Some state’s permits allow the concealed carry of stun guns, knives, blackjacks, etc. in the issuing state.

If the state has an asterisk, it is a Constitutional or Permitless Carry State. This means that generally, a permit is not needed to carry concealed in this state as long as the carrier meets the minimum age requirement. The minimum age in these states ranges from 18-21, so be sure you know the age requirement in the state you intend to carry.

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Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity: States that Honor Florida Concealed Carry Permit

States that honor Florida Concealed Carry Permit are listed below.

StateRecognizes Florida
Permit
AlabamaYes, handguns only
Alaska*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Arizona*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Arkansas*Permitless.
Min Age 18
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoYes, Resident Permits
Only, Handguns Only,
Min Age 21
ConnecticutNo
DelawareYes
FloridaYES
GeorgiaYes
HawaiiNo
Idaho*Permitless.
Min Age 18
IllinoisNo
Indiana*Permitless.
Min Age 18
Iowa*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Kansas*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Kentucky*Permitless.
Min Age 21
LouisianaYes, Handguns only
Maine*Permitless.
Min Age 21
MarylandNo
MassachusettsNo
MichiganYes, Handguns only.
Resident Permit only
MinnesotaNo
Mississippi*Permitless.
Min Age 18
Missouri*Permitless.
Min Age 19,
18 if Military
Montana*Permitless.
Min Age 18
NebraskaYes, Handguns only
NevadaYes, Handguns only
New Hampshire*Permitless.
Min Age 18
New JerseyNo
New MexicoYes, Handguns Only
New YorkNo
North CarolinaYes, Handguns Only
North Dakota**Yes
OhioYes, Handguns Only
Oklahoma*Permitless.
Min Age 21
OregonNo
PennsylvaniaYes, Resident Permits Only,
Handguns Only
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes, Resident Permits Only,
Handguns Only
South Dakota*Permitless.
Min Age 18
Tennessee*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Texas*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Utah*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Vermont*Permitless.
Min Age 18
VirginiaYes, Handguns Only
WashingtonNo
Washington DCNo
West Virginia*Permitless.
Min Age 21
WisconsinYes, NON-RESIDENT
Permits Only
Wyoming*Permitless.
Min Age 21

*Permitless Carry States. Some of these states may have additional limitations.

**North Dakota allows Permitless Carry ONLY for Residents of ND.

Florida Concealed Carry Reciprocity: Florida Recognizes These State’s Concealed Carry Permits

Florida has a minimum age of 21 to carry concealed. The table below shows which state’s Concealed Carry Permits Florida recognizes. If it says “Resident Permit Only” you must have an actual Resident permit from that state, not a NON-RESIDENT Permit. If you have a permit that Florida recognizes, you still must be 21 to carry concealed.

If you live in a Constitutional Carry State, (Florida is NOT a Constitutional or Permitless Carry State) you will still need to get a Concealed Carry Permit in your state in order to carry in Florida. This is assuming Florida recognizes your states permit per the table below.

StateFL Recognizes Permit
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYes, Resident Permit Only
Arkansas Yes, Resident Permit Only
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoYes, Resident Permit Only
ConnecticutNo
DelawareYes, Resident Permit Only
FloridaYES
GeorgiaYes, Resident Permit Only
HawaiiNo
IdahoYes, Resident Permit Only
IllinoisNo
IndianaYes, Resident Permit Only
IowaYes
KansasYes, Resident Permit Only
KentuckyYes, Resident Permit Only
LouisianaYes, Resident Permit Only
MaineYes, Resident Permit Only
MarylandNo
MassachusettsNo
MichiganYes, Resident Permit Only
MinnesotaNo
MississippiYes, Resident Permit Only
MissouriYes, Resident Permit Only
MontanaYes
NebraskaYes, Resident Permit Only
NevadaYes, Resident Permit Only
New HampshireYes, Resident Permit Only
New JerseyNo
New MexicoYes, Resident Permit Only
New YorkNo
North CarolinaYes, Resident Permit Only
North DakotaYes, Resident Permit Only
OhioYes, Resident Permit Only
OklahomaYes, Resident Permit Only
OregonNo
PennsylvaniaYes, Resident Permit Only
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes, Resident Permit Only
South DakotaYes, Resident Permit Only
TennesseeYes, Resident Permit Only
TexasYes, Resident Permit Only
UtahYes, Resident Permit Only
VermontNo
VirginiaYes, Resident Permit Only
WashingtonNo
Washington DCNo
West VirginiaYes, Resident Permit Only
WisconsinYes, Resident Permit Only
WyomingYes

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Sources:

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*Permitless Carry States. Some of these states may have additional limitations.

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