Illinois Concealed Carry Reciprocity: States That Honor IL CCW

Illinois concealed Carry Reciprocity: State of Illinois Capitol Building
State of Illinois Capitol Building

This page provides information on Illinois Concealed Carry Reciprocity. These states have a reciprocity agreement with the state of Illinois. Also listed are the concealed carry permits from other states that are recognized in Illinois. (Spoiler Alert: Illinois does not recognize any other states concealed carry permit)

The information in this article 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.

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.

Illinois Concealed Carry Reciprocal States.

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.

Illinois concealed Carry Reciprocity: Man carrying a concealed handgun
Man carrying a concealed handgun

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

The table below shows the Illinois reciprocity status of all 50 states and Washington, DC. Most, but not all states recognize Illinois’s Concealed Carry Permit (CWL). If the table indicates “Resident Permits only”, it means the permit must be issued to a resident of Illinois. In other words, if you hold a 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 Illinois 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 Constitutional Carry states ranges from 18-21, so be sure you know the age requirement in the state you intend to carry.

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Illinois Concealed Carry Reciprocal States List: States that Honor Illinois Concealed Carry Permit

States that honor the Illinois Concealed Carry Permit are listed below.

StateRecognizes Illinois
Permit
AlabamaYes
Alaska*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Arizona*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Arkansas*Permitless.
Min Age 18
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoNo
ConnecticutNo
DelawareNo
FloridaNo
GeorgiaYes
HawaiiNo
Idaho*Permitless.
Min Age 18
IllinoisYES
Indiana*Permitless.
Min Age 18
Iowa*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Kansas*Permitless.
Min Age 21
Kentucky*Permitless.
Min Age 21
LouisianaNo
Maine*Permitless.
Min Age 21
MarylandNo
MassachusettsNo
MichiganYes
Resident Permit
only
MinnesotaYes
Mississippi*Permitless.
Min Age 18
Missouri*Permitless.
Min Age 19,
18 if Military
Montana*Permitless.
Min Age 18
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New Hampshire*Permitless.
Min Age 18
New JerseyNo
New MexicoNo
New YorkNo
North CarolinaYes
North Dakota**No
OhioYes
Oklahoma*Permitless.
Min Age 21
OregonNo
PennsylvaniaNo
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes, Resident
Permits
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
WashingtonNo
Washington DCNo
West Virginia*Permitless.
Min Age 21
WisconsinYes
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.

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

Illinois has a minimum age of 21 to carry concealed with a license. Illinois DOES NOT honor any Concealed Carry Permits from any other state.

The table below shows which state’s Concealed Carry Permits Illinois recognizes. As mentioned above, you will notice that Illinois honors and recognizes exactly NONE of the other states permits.

Open carry is NOT legal in Illinois unless you are on your own land or in your own business.

As with every state, you cannot carry a handgun at all if you are a prohibited person by Federal or State law.

StateIL Recognizes Permit
AlabamaNO
AlaskaNO
ArizonaNO
Arkansas NO
CaliforniaNO
ColoradoNO
ConnecticutNO
DelawareNO
FloridaNO
GeorgiaNO
HawaiiNO
IdahoNO
IllinoisNO
IndianaNO
IowaNO
KansasNO
KentuckyNO
LouisianaNO
MaineNO
MarylandNO
MassachusettsNO
MichiganNO
MinnesotaNO
MississippiNO
MissouriNO
MontanaNO
NebraskaNO
NevadaNO
New HampshireNO
New JerseyNO
New MexicoNO
New YorkNO
North CarolinaNO
North DakotaNO
OhioNO
OklahomaNO
OregonNO
PennsylvaniaNO
Rhode IslandNO
South CarolinaNO
South DakotaNO
TennesseeNO
TexasNO
UtahNO
VermontNO
VirginiaNO
WashingtonNO
Washington DCNO
West VirginiaNO
WisconsinNO
WyomingNO

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Sources:

US Concealed Carry

Handgun Law

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

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