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Permit to Carry Reciprocity

Minnesota Law

  • Under Minnesota law, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been required since 2003 to publish a list of states which have handgun carry permit laws that are not substantially similar to Minnesota’s permit-to-carry law.
  • During the 2015 legislative session, a law was passed that changed the phrase “substantially similar” to “similar”.
  • 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 ​Maine ​Oregon
​Arizona Maryland Pennsylvania
​California ​Massachusetts ​Texas
​Colorado ​Mississippi ​Utah
​Connecticut ​Missouri ​Vermont
​Florida ​Montana ​Virginia
​Georgia ​Nebraska ​Washington
​Hawaii New Hampshire ​West Virginia
​Indiana ​New York ​Wisconsin
​Iowa ​North Carolina ​Wyoming
  

 Out of State Permits Valid in Minnesota

Alaska​ ​Louisiana ​Oklahoma
​Arkansas ​Michigan ​Rhode Island*
​Delaware​* ​Nevada ​South Carolina"
​Idaho" (enhanced permit only) ​New Jersey* ​South Dakota* (enhanced permit only)
​Illinois* ​New Mexico ​Tennessee
​Kansas ​North Dakota* (enhanced permit only)
​Kentucky ​Ohio ​*added in 2015
 

Four states were removed from the 2014 list

  • Missouri passed a law in 2014 to allow 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit. Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.
  • Texas law allows 19-year-old military personnel and veterans to obtain a permit. Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.
  • Wyoming law gives local sheriffs discretion to issue permits to 18-21-years-olds. Minnesota law does not allow issuing permits to anyone under 21.  In addition Wyoming law does not require permit-holders to demonstrate shooting proficiency. Minnesota law requires training to include shooting proficiency.
  • Utah law does not require permit-holders to demonstrate shooting proficiency. Minnesota law requires training to include shooting proficiency.

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.