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  PLEASE NOTE: The reciprocity information on this page is
  sourced from the the Florida Division of Licensing. The Division of Licensing
  constantly monitors changing gun laws in other states and attempts to
  negotiate agreements as the laws in those states allow. The most current
  information can be found here:Florida Division of Licensing
  Recent Modifications to the Reciprocity List:
 
   July
       1, 2009:
       NEVADA removed from the list because Nevada authorities terminated the
       agreement.
   January
       1, 2011:
       IOWA added to the list.
    March
       26, 2012:
       NEW MEXICO removed from the list because New Mexico authorities
       terminated the agreement.
   May
       8, 2012:
       NEW MEXICO re-added to the list after authorities at the New Mexico
       Department of Public Safety confirmed that they would once again honor
       Florida concealed weapon licenses.
 
  It is important for license holders to understand that when
  they are traveling in or through another state they are subject to the
  firearm laws of that state. We have provided links to the state laws or to
  the licensing authorities’ Web page of each of our reciprocity states so that
  licensees can do the necessary planning and research when preparing to
  travel.
 
  FLORIDA’S RECIPROCITY STATES
 
  Alabama (1,3,5)
  Alaska (1)
  Arizona (6)
  Arkansas (1)
  Colorado (1,4)
  Delaware
  Georgia (1)
  Idaho (3,6)
  Indiana (1,3,6)
  Iowa (6)
  Kansas (1)
  Kentucky
  Louisiana (1)
  Michigan (1,4)
  Mississippi (1)
  Missouri
  Montana (3)
  Nebraska (1)
  New Hampshire (1,3,4,6)
  New Mexico (1)
  North Carolina (1)
  North Dakota (3,6)
  Ohio (1)
  Oklahoma (1)
  Pennsylvania (1,6)
  South Carolina (1,4,6)
  South Dakota (1,3)
  Tennessee (1,6)
  Texas (1,3,6)
  Utah (1,6)
  Vermont (2)
  Virginia (1,6)
  Washington (1,6)
  West Virginia (1)
  Wyoming (1,3)
 
  (1) While Florida’s law allows licensees to carry stun guns,
  knives, and billy clubs in a concealed fashion, the laws in these states
  allow for concealed carry of handguns or pistols ONLY, NOT WEAPONS IN
  GENERAL. Florida license holders are prohibited from carrying other types of
  weapons while in these states.(2) The State of VERMONT does not issue
  weapon/firearms licenses. Florida licensees – indeed, licensed or unlicensed
  citizens from any state – may carry in Vermont. This presents a problem for
  reciprocity with Florida. Florida law provides that an out-of-state resident
  must have in his or her immediate possession a valid license to carry a
  concealed weapon or firearm. Since Vermont residents have no such license,
  the right to concealed carry cannot be extended to them under Florida law.
   
  (3)
  Individuals qualify for concealed weapon licenses in these states upon
  reaching 18 years of age. HOWEVER, any licensee of these reciprocity states
  who is not 21 years of age or older IS PROHIBITED from carrying a concealed
  weapon or firearm in Florida.
  (4)
  These states will honor the Florida concealed weapon license ONLY IF the
  licensee is a resident of the State of Florida.
  (5)
  The Attorney General’s Office of the State of ALABAMA has indicated that
  Alabama will honor BOTH resident and non-resident Florida licenses. However,
  the Alabama Attorney General notes that there is some uncertainty as to the
  limits of Alabama’s reciprocity law as it pertains to non-resident licenses.
  Pending clarification by the Alabama Legislature or a decision by an Alabama
  court, he urges non-resident Florida license holders to exercise caution.
  Refer to the Alabama AG’s Web page for the latest information.
  (6)
  These states issue concealed carry licenses to qualified individuals who are
  non-residents. These non-resident permits cannot be honored under Florida’s
  reciprocity provision.