Reciprocal and Recognition Agreements
Concealed Weapons Permits (Issued by other states outside of Arizona)
Arizona recognizes all other states valid permits providing the following conditions are met:
Arizona and any political subdivisions of Arizona shall recognize a concealed weapon, firearm or handgun permit or license that is issued by another state or a political subdivision of another state if both:
- The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state
- The permit or license holder is all of the following:
- Legally present in this state
- Not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in this state
For the purpose of establishing mutual permit or license recognition with other states, the Arizona Department of Public Safety shall enter into a written agreement if another state requires a written agreement.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a person with a concealed weapons permit from another state may not carry a concealed weapon in this state if the person is under twenty-one years of age or is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony offense in any jurisdiction, unless the person's rights have been restored or the conviction is expunged, set-aside or vacated and the applicant is currently not a prohibited possessor under state or federal law.
Reciprocity (Carrying in other states outside of Arizona)
Arizona Concealed Weapons Permit holders wishing to carry utilizing their permit while visiting another state are responsible for contacting that state to ensure reciprocity.
|Reciprocal Agreements - Concealed Weapon Permits|
|Written Agreement with Arizona||Recognizes Arizona Without Written Agreement||Does NOT Recognize Arizona Permits|
Warning: It is extremely important that all Arizona Permit holders be aware of the CCW requirements and laws of all reciprocating/recognizing states. An Arizona CCW permit does not supersede any other state's law or CCW requirements. Persons carrying an Arizona permit are subject to the laws of the state they are visiting.
If you are an Arizona permit holder traveling to another state and wish to carry a concealed weapon using your Arizona permit, contact that state directly to confirm their recognition status before carrying concealed weapons there.
Some states only recognize permits from persons who are a resident of the issuing state.