Caution / Disclaimer
This page is intended to provide information about state to state reciprocity agreements. This summary is NOT
intended as legal advice or restatement of law. This summary does NOT include federal or local laws, ordinances or regulations. HOWEVER, State Handgun laws are changing frequently and YOU
the citizen must check with every state that you might want to carry in to make sure that YOU
are following the laws of each state. It falls upon YOU
the firearm owner to take responsibility to KNOW
what each jurisdiction requires, allows or does not condone.
Some states only recognize permits from persons who are a resident of the issuing state
Listed below you will find information on Maryland / Delaware / Virginia / Utah / Florida / Arizona concealed carry.
We have listed more in depth information about these particular states for the following reasons:
1. Maryland – Atlantic Tactical Firearms Training is located in Salisbury, MD
2. Delaware – The Delaware border is just 7 miles from our location
3. Virginia – Many Marylanders and Delawareans frequently travel to Virginia
a. Virginia reciprocity with Delaware has been REVOKED as of December 7, 2013
4. Utah – Utah Non-Resident permit covers many states
5. Florida – Florida Non-Resident permit covers many states
6. Arizona – Arizona Non-Resident permit covers many states
At our Salisbury Firearms Academy, ATFT will provide the training you need to qualify and apply for resident and non-resident concealed carry permits from these six states.
The state of Maryland does not honor Concealed Weapons Permits issued by any of the other states. However, there are other states that do honor the Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.
State Firearm laws, regulations and reciprocity are ever changing. YOU must be responsible to KNOW which states recognize your Maryland Wear and Carry Permit!
The most up to date information we had at the time of this writing found that the following states recognize the Maryland Wear and Carry Permit:
Alaska / Arizona / Iowa / Idaho / Indiana / Kentucky / Michigan / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / North Carolina / Oklahoma / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Wisconsin
Pursuant to Delaware Code Title 11 Section 1441, as of July 11, 2003, Delaware law allows residents of other states who have been issued a concealed deadly weapon license or permit by certain other states to lawfully carry concealed deadly weapons in Delaware if the state is on the below list of reciprocating states and the person is visiting or traveling through Delaware.
A Delaware resident must have a valid Delaware permit to carry a concealed deadly weapon. A Delaware resident with a non-resident permit from a reciprocating state cannot carry a concealed deadly weapon in Delaware. A Delaware resident is one who carries or is required to have a Delaware driver’s license and/or is registered to vote in Delaware.
If you have any questions concerning residency or the application process, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at (302) 577-8600.
The Attorney General is in the process of securing agreements with the appropriate officials in certain other states which when completed, permit persons who have a concealed deadly weapon license or permit issued by one of those states to lawfully possess a concealed deadly weapon while visiting or traveling through Delaware. Similarly, Delawareans will be able to possess a concealed deadly weapon while visiting or traveling through those states. However, as of today Delaware does not recognize the concealed deadly weapon licenses or permits issued by states other than those listed below, and these states do not recognize Delaware's concealed deadly weapons licenses as valid.
Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / Colorado / Florida / Kentucky / Maine / Michigan / Missouri / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Virginia */ West Virginia
* WARNING: Virginia reciprocity with Delaware has been REVOKED as of December 7th 2013!!!
Virginia Reciprocity and Recognition
Virginia extends reciprocity or recognition to citizens holding both resident and non-resident permits / licenses from the following jurisdictions:
Virginia has reciprocity agreements (A formal written agreement exists between the two states) with:
Alaska / Florida / Kentucky / Mississippi / New Mexico / North Carolina / Ohio / Pennsylvania / South Carolina /
South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / West Virginia
Virginia has mutual recognition agreements (Informal agreements to honor permits issued by the other) with:
Arizona / Arkansas / Indiana / Louisiana / Michigan / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / North Dakota / Oklahoma / Utah / Wyoming
Virginia will grant recognition to valid permit holders from the following states:
Delaware / Minnesota / Washington State / Wisconsin
Although Virginia will grant recognition of the states listed above (Delaware / Minnesota / Washington / Wisconsin), these states may not authorize Virginia permit holders to possess a firearm in their respective states. YOU will need to contact each state to determine if they will recognize YOUR Virginia permit.
Virginia non-resident permit holders
Virginia non-resident permit holders should contact each reciprocal state to determine if their permit will be recognized prior to carrying in that jurisdiction.
• Effective April 9th 2013 - Pennsylvania no longer recognizes Virginia non-resident permits.
• Florida law does not grant reciprocity to holders of Virginia non-resident permits.
Virgin Islands Temporary Permit
Persons with a valid Virginia concealed carry permit may apply individually to the United States Virgin Islands Police Department for temporary reciprocal recognition of a CCW license while in the Virgin Islands. This temporary recognition is normally for ninety (90) days from the date of issue.