CHL Reciprocity

Please consult official sources (links below) of states where you are carrying. The Texas rules you learned do not apply if you are carrying in a reciprocal state. Follow the rules for that state.

States Honoring Texas CHLs

Honors Texas CHLs
  1. Alabama, August 8, 2006. [DPS Notice] [Alabama CHL Link]
  2. Alaska, September 26, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Alaska CHL Link]
  3. Arizona, September 15, 1999. [DPS Notice] [Arizona CHL Link]
  4. Arkansas, February 18, 1998. [DPS Notice] [Arkansas CHL Link]
  5. Colorado, resident only, 21+, December 29, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Colorado CHL Link]
  6. Delaware, November 1, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Deleware CHL Link]
  7. Florida, resident only, August 28, 2000. [DPS Notice] [Florida CHL Link]
  8. Georgia, November 22, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Georgia CHL Link]
  9. Idaho, April 19, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Idaho CHL Link]
  10. Iowa, January 1, 2011. [Iowa DPS Notice] [Iowa CHL Link]
  11. Indiana, November 2, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Indiana CHL Link]
  12. Kansas, resident only, January 30, 2007. [DPS Notice] [Kansas CHL Link]
  13. Kentucky, September 26, 2000. [DPS Notice] [Kentucky CHL Link]
  14. Louisiana, August 28, 1998. [DPS Notice] [Louisiana CHL Link]
  15. Michigan, resident only, September 1, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Michigan CHL Link]
  16. Minnesota, May 25, 2005. [Minnesota DPS Notice] [Minnesota CHL Link]
  17. Mississippi, September 7, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Mississippi CHL Link]
  18. Missouri, September 6, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Missouri CHL Link]
  19. Montana, November 29, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Montana CHL Link]
  20. Nebraska, 21+, October 27, 2009. [DPS Notice] [Nebraska CHL Link]
  21. New Mexico, US citizen only, 21+, November 30, 2005. [DPS Notice] [New Mexico CHL Link]>
  22. North Carolina, April 19, 2004. [DPS Notice] [North Carolina CHL Link]
  23. North Dakota, February 4, 2005. [DPS Notice] [North Dakota CHL Link]
  24. Oklahoma, July 24, 1998. [DPS Notice] [Oklahoma CHL Link]
  25. Pennsylvania, February 28, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Pennsylvania CHL Link]
  26. South Carolina, resident only, February 25, 2005. [DPS Notice] [South Carolina CHL Link]
  27. South Dakota, September 6, 2005. [DPS Notice] [South Dakota CHL Link]
  28. Tennessee, August 30, 2000. [DPS Notice] [Tennessee CHL Link]
  29. Texas, of course.
  30. Utah, September 3, 2004. [DPS Notice] [Utah CHL Link]
  31. Vermont does not require a license to carry. [Vermont Link]
  32. Virginia, September 1, 2005. [DPS Notice] [Virginia CHL Link]
  33. West Virginia, March 23, 2012. [Letter of agreement] [Wisconsin CHL Link]
  34. Wisconsin, 21+. [Wisconsin state list] [Wisconsin CHL Link]
  35. Wyoming, July 25, 2002. [DPS Notice] [Wyoming CHL Link]
People holding California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington CHLs may carry in Texas.

For more reciprocity information see the DPS document at http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records/chl/reciprocity.htm.

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