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Permit to Carry Reciprocity

Minnesota Law

  • Under Minnesota law, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is required to publish a list of states which have handgun carry permit laws that are not similar to Minnesota’s permit-to-carry law.
  • Minnesota permit-to-carry law is M.S. 624.714. Subdivision 16 deals with “recognition of permits from other states.”

States with Laws NOT Similar to Minnesota (not valid in Minnesota)

​Alabama Maryland Pennsylvania
​Arizona ​Massachusetts ​Tennessee
​Arkansas ​​Mississippi Texas
​California ​Missouri Utah
​Colorado Montana Vermont
​Connecticut ​Nebraska Virginia
​Florida ​New Hampshire ​Washington
​Georgia New York West Virginia
​Hawaii North Carolina ​Wisconsin
​Indiana Ohio Wyoming
​Iowa Oklahoma
​​​Maine ​Oregon

Out of State Permits Valid in Minnesota

Alaska​ Kentucky ​New Mexico
​Delaware Louisiana ​North Dakota (Class 1 License only)
Idaho (Enhanced permit only) Michigan ​Rhode Island
​Illinois Nevada ​South Carolina
Kansas New Jersey South Dakota (enhanced permit only)

Annual reviews

As directed by the law, DPS will annually review state laws governing the issuance of permits to carry weapons and will publish an updated list on its website each year.
Please note that the permit issued by your state does not supersede Minnesota's laws or regulations. Legal conduct in your state may not be legal in Minnesota.