In 1995, the Pennsylvania General Assembly gave the Attorney General the authority to enter into reciprocity agreements with other states.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania currently has formal written reciprocity agreements with 18 states that recognize a valid license to carry firearms issued by Pennsylvania. Conversely, Pennsylvania recognizes valid firearm carry licenses/permits from those states. In addition to the 18 formal agreements, other forms of reciprocity are applicable.
Categories of Firearms ReciprocityUnder Pennsylvania law, there are six categories of firearms reciprocity status.
Category 1: States that have entered into written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania. (Title 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6109(k))
The following states have entered into formal written reciprocity agreements with Pennsylvania under section 6109(k) of the Uniform Firearms Act. These agreements provide for reciprocal recognition of valid licenses/permits issued by both states.
A list of these states and links to their firearms laws is provided below, along with the text of the agreements:
Category 2: States that have statutory reciprocity under 6106(b)(15) of the Uniform Firearms Act.
The following states have been granted statutory reciprocity without a formal written agreement under 6106(b)(15), based on the determination of the Attorney General that the other state has granted reciprocity to Pennsylvania license holders, and that the other state's laws governing firearms are similar.
Category 3: Unilateral reciprocity granted by another state for Pennsylvania license holders.
This category encompasses states which allow an individual issued a valid concealed firearm license from Pennsylvania to carry a firearm while in those respective states.
Category 4: Pennsylvanians may apply for a license/permit from another state ("Application states").
Category 5: Carry permitted without license/permit.
**Alaska and Vermont allows possession or carrying of a concealed firearm without a license/permit.
Category 6: State does not recognize or grant licenses/permits to individuals from another state, currently does not extend reciprocal privileges to Pennsylvania license holders, or has not indicated current status.
Please be aware that the information on this page is subject to change based on the most recent developments in the various states and territories. If you are aware of changes in any of the information above, please contact the Office of Attorney General so that our information may be revised appropriately. If you plan to travel to another state it is recommended that you contact the proper authority within that state in order to verify what, if any, additional requirements or restrictions apply under state or federal law.
CONTACT INFO FOR ALL STATES
The following information may assist you in contacting the appropriate agencies if you plan to travel to another state:
AlabamaKeith Miller Chief Deputy Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Alabama 11 S. Union Street Montgomery, AL 36130
Missouri Peter Lyskowski Assistant Attorney General Missouri Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 899 Jefferson City, MO 65102
AlaskaSandra Fuller Department of Public Safety Records & Identification Bureau 5700 East Tudor Rd. Anchorage, AK 99507
MontanaIlka Becker Assistant Attorney General Montana Department of Justice Justice Building P.O. Box 201401 Helena, MT 59620-1401
ArizonaMichael J. Kline, Sr. Concealed Weapon Coordinator Arizona Department of Public Safety P.O. Box 6488 Phoenix, AZ 85005
NebraskaJ. Kirk Brown Solicitor General Nebraska Office of Attorney General 2115 State Capitol Building Lincoln, NE 68509-8920
ArkansasMajor Kathy Sparks Commander, Administrative Services Division Arkansas State Police 1 State Police Plaza Drive Little Rock, AR 72209-4822
NevadaGerald J. Gardner Chief Deputy Attorney General Nevada Office of Attorney General 555 E. Washington Avenue Room 3900 Las Vegas, NV 89101
California Kamala D. Harris Attorney General California Office of Attorney General 1300 I Street, Suite 1740 Sacramento, CA 95814
New Hampshire Earl M. Sweeney Assistant Commissioner Department of Safety James H. Hayes Building 33 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03305
Colorado Susan Kitchen Agent in Charge Colorado Department of Public Safety 690 Kipling St., Ste. 3000 Denver, CO 80215-5825
New JerseyDepartment of Law and Public Safety Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 080 25 Market Street Trenton, NJ 08625-0080
Connecticut Leonard C. Boyle Commissioner Department of Public Safety State of Connecticut 1111 Country Club Rd. Middletown, CT 06457-9294
New Mexico Stuart M. Bluestone Chief Deputy Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of New Mexico P.O. Drawer 1508 Santa Fe, NM 87504-1508
DelawareCarl Danberg Chief Deputy Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Delaware Carvel State Office Building 820 N French Street Wilmington, DE 19801
New York Debra L. W. Cohn Deputy Attorney General for Policy Office of the Attorney General of New York 120 Broadway New York, NY 10271
District of ColumbiaTerrance Ryan General Counsel Metropolitan Police Department 300 Indiana Avenue, N.W. Room 4115 Washington, DC 20001
North CarolinaJohn J. Aldridge, III Special Deputy Attorney General Law Enforcement Liaison Section North Carolina Department of Justice 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001
FloridaKen Wilkinson Assistant Director Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services Division of Licensing P.O. Box 6687 Tallahassee, FL 32314-6687
North Dakota Sandi Tabor, Chief Deputy Office of the Attorney General of North Dakota State Capitol 600 E Boulevard Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505 0040
GeorgiaSamuel S. Olens Attorney General State of Georgia 40 Capitol Square, SW Atlanta, GA 30334-1300
OhioJonathan R. Fulkerson Deputy Attorney General Health & Human Services Section Ohio Office of Attorney General 30 E. Broad Street, 26th Floor Columbus, OH 43215-3400
HawaiiNeil N. Murakami Deputy Attorney General Criminal Justice Division Hawaii Department of the Attorney General 425 Queen Street Honolulu, HI 96813
Oklahoma Jimmy Bunn, Jr., Esq. Legal Counsel Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation 6600 N. Harvey Oklahoma City, OK 73116-7912
IdahoWilliam A. von Tagen Deputy Attorney General Chief, Intergovernmental & Fiscal Law Division Idaho Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0010
Oregon Timothy R. Thompson Assistant Attorney General Criminal Justice Division Oregon Department of Justice 610 Hawthorne Ave., SE, Suite 210 Salem, OR 97301
IllinoisBarry Gross, Chief Deputy Illinois Office of Attorney General James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601
Rhode IslandJames R. Lee Chief, Civil Division Rhode Island Dept. of Attorney General 150 South Main Street Providence, RI 02903
IndianaJennifer Thuma Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs Indiana Office of Attorney General Indiana Government Center South, 5th Floor 402 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204-2770
South Carolina Clifton E. Weir Captain, SLED Regulatory Services South Carolina Law Enforcement Division P.O. Box 21398 Columbia, SC 29221-1398
Iowa Tam Ormiston Chief Policy Deputy Iowa Office of Attorney General Hoover State Office Building Des Moines, IA 50319
South Dakota Monae Johnson Pistol Permit Administrator South Dakota Secretary of State State Capitol, Suite 204 500 East Capital Avenue Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Kansas Charles W. Klebe Assistant Attorney General Concealed Carry Handgun Unit Kansas Office of Attorney General 120 SW 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor Topeka, KS 66612-1597
TennesseePatricia S. Wall Staff Attorney Department of Safety State of Tennessee 1155 Foster Avenue Nashville, TN 37249-1000
KentuckyElizabeth D. Baker Legal Counsel Kentucky State Police 919 Versailles Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601
TexasBecky Pestana Assistant Attorney General General Counsel Division Texas Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 12548 Austin, TX 78711-2548
LouisianaColonel Henry Whitehorn Deputy Secretary, Public Safety Services Department of Public Safety & Corrections Louisiana State Police P.O. Box 66614 Baton Rouge, LA 70896-6614
UtahRick Penrod Investigator Utah Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Identification 3888 West 5400 South Salt Lake City, UT 84118
MaineLaura Yustak Smith Assistant Attorney General Maine Office of Attorney General 6 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333
VermontJohn Treadwell Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Vermont 109 State Street Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
Maryland Mark H. Bowen Assistant Attorney General Maryland Office of Attorney General 1201 Reisterstown Rd. Pikesville, MD 21208
Virginia Thomas J. Lambert Legal Specialist Bureau of Criminal Investigation Virginia Department of State Police P.O. Box 27472 Richmond, VA 23261-7472
MassachusettsStephanie S. Lovell First Assistant Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts One Ashburton Place Room 2019 Boston, MA 02108 1698
Washington Toni M. Hood Assistant Attorney General Licensing and Administrative Law Division Attorney General of Washington P.O. Box 40110 Olympia, WA 98504-0110
Michigan Robert Ianni Bureau Chief Consumer Protection Bureau 525 W. Ottawa St. Lansing, MI 48909
West VirginiaThomas W. Smith Managing Deputy Attorney General Office of the Attorney General of West Virginia State Capitol, Room 26 E Charleston, WV 25305
Minnesota E. Joseph Newton Department Program Administrator Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of the Commissioner 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1000 Saint Paul, MN 55101-5100
WisconsinRoy R. Korte, Assistant Attorney General Wisconsin Department of Justice Attorney General's Office 17 W. Main St. Madison, WI 53707
MississippiMississippi Department for Public Safety P.O. Box 958 Jackson, MS 39205-0958
WyomingBryan A. Skoric Senior Assistant Attorney General Division of Criminal Investigation 316 West 22nd St. Cheyenne, WY 82002
For more information on Pennsylvania's reciprocity agreements contact: Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General 16th Floor, Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120 (717) 787-3391
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