Illinois Reciprocity

States that Recognize Illinois resident Concealed Carry License:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

**Again, anyone traveling in one of these states needs to check their laws, which in many instances are available on that state’s website or by calling the state’s Attorney Generals office or the office of the State Police.

States that DO NOT recognize Illinois resident Concealed Carry License:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • New York City
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virgin Islands
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
  • American Samoa
  • N. Mariana Islands

Passing Through Other States that Don’t Honor Illinois Concealed Carry License (CCL):


Federal law expressly provides that persons may carry a firearm in their vehicles while traveling through another state provided that the possession of the weapon is legal in both the states of origin and destination and the weapon is unloaded and carried in the trunk of the vehicle or a locked container other than the glove box. See 18 U.S.C.926a

Non-residents of Illinois wishing to carry a concealed pistol in Illinois:


If you are a non-resident of Illinois with a valid concealed pistol permit from your home state, Illinois does NOT recognize your CCW from your home state.  If you wish to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois, you must get a non-resident Illinois concealed carry license.

Concealed Weapon Permit Reciprocity


If you are a Illinois resident with a Illinois concealed carry license and want to carry your pistol into another state you are strongly encouraged to contact that state for information on their concealed pistol law. An Illinois CCL permit does not supersede any other state’s law or CCW requirements.