Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP) Reciprocity

Last updated 07/04/2016

Updates are made only when there is a change to Colorado's permit reciprocity with other states. Regardless of the date of the last update, this information is current.
Pursuant to Colorado law (CRS 18-12-213), the State of Colorado will recognize a valid permit issued in another state IF the permit was issued to a resident of the state issuing the permit, and the permit tee is 21 yrs of age or older, AND the other state recognizes Colorado permits as valid in their state. Hence, a "yes" in the following table also indicates that a valid Colorado permit is recognized in that state, subject to their laws. When traveling with a Colorado permit, it is advisable to contact the state you are visiting to confirm reciprocity and to review that state's firearms laws.

The state of Colorado no longer recognizes the validity of any permit issued by any state to a nonresident of that state (see C.R.S 18-12-213 amended 2007), specifically they must be a resident of the state that issued the concealed handgun permit and must be in possession of a valid drivers license or identification card issued by that same state.

This information is also available to Colorado law enforcement through the CCIC system.

 

STATE

 

PERMIT VALID IN COLORADO

ALABAMA

YES

ALASKA

YES

ARIZONA

YES

ARKANSAS

YES

CALIFORNIA

NO

CONNECTICUT

NO

DELAWARE

YES

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

NO

FLORIDA

YES

GEORGIA

YES

HAWAII

NO

IDAHO

YES

ILLINOIS

NO

INDIANA

YES

IOWA

YES

KANSAS

YES

KENTUCKY

YES

LOUISIANA

YES

MAINE

NO

MARYLAND

NO

MASSACHUSETTS

NO

MICHIGAN

YES

MINNESOTA

NO

MISSISSIPPI

YES

MISSOURI

YES

MONTANA

YES

NEBRASKA

YES

NEVADA

NO

NEW HAMPSHIRE

YES

NEW JERSEY

NO

NEW MEXICO

YES

NEW YORK

NO

NORTH CAROLINA

YES

NORTH DAKOTA

YES

OHIO

YES

OKLAHOMA

YES

OREGON

NO

PENNSYLVANIA

YES

RHODE ISLAND

NO

SOUTH CAROLINA

NO

SOUTH DAKOTA

YES

TENNESSEE

YES

TEXAS

YES

UTAH

YES

VERMONT*

NO

VIRGINIA

YES

WASHINGTON

NO

WEST VIRGINIA

YES

WISCONSIN

YES

WYOMING

YES

*No permit required in State of Vermont to carry a concealed handgun.