Utah Concealed Carry Reciprocity With Other States
One of the benefits of getting a Utah Concealed Carry Permit for residents and non-residents alike is Utah's reciprocity with many other states. Currently 34 states recognize the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit (CFP). 16 have formal reciprocity, 18 recognize the Utah Permit, but with no formal written agreement.
Utah Concealed Carry Reciprocity Map
The below map shows the states that have either have formal reciprocity or recognize the Utah CCW permit as well as states that do not recognize the UT permit.
|→ States which have formal reciprocity with Utah|
|→ States which recognize the Utah Concealed Firearm Permit|
|→ States which DO NOT recognize the Utah Firearm Permit|
|RES||→ States which ONLY recognize a Resident Utah Firearm Permit, no reciprocity for non-resident UFP*|
Note: The map does not show D.C. (District of Columbia) which does not recognize the Utah permit. The Utah CFP also is not recognized in Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and N. Mariana Islands.
The states of Alaska, Arizona and Vermont do not require a Concealed Carry Permit.
Utah has formal reciprocity (written agreement) with the following 16 states:
Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, West Virginia
The following 18 states recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit, but there is no formal written agreement:
Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
The following 15 states and 6 U.S. Territories DO NOT recognize the Utah concealed firearm permit:
California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois1, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, D.C., Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands.
1Illinois is a No-Issue state where the right to have a concealed carry permit is denied to their residents as well as non-residents. Illinois may be possibly changing from no-issue to may-issue (such as Alabama, New York and Hawaii) as a change in the ruling was issued by Judge Richard Posner from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
*Not All States Accept Non-Resident Utah Permits
Of the Utah concealed carry states below that have formalized reciprocity or recognition with Utah, there are some states that will only accept the Utah concealed firearm permit so long as the permit holder is a resident of Utah. - Only a Utah Resident-CFP is honored in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and New Hampshire.
This can get confusing and laws are constantly changing so if you are planning to travel out-of-state it is your responsibility to know if you can carry concealed legally there. You need to check with that state's concealed carry firearm laws and their reciprocity, if any, with Utah before you go. You can also check this page on the Utah Public Safety BCI website regarding current reciprocity with other states. To be doubly sure, I wouldn't rely on what any website says, state or otherwise-owned. Call a person from that state's respective office and get a verbal verification.
Utah Reciprocity Law
In accordance with
U.C.A. 76-10-523 (note subsection g), Utah will
honor a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm issued by any
another state or county.
76-10-523. Persons exempt from weapons laws.
(1) This part and Title 53, Chapter 5, Part 7, Concealed Weapon Act, do not apply to any of the following:
(a) a United States marshal;
(b) a federal official required to carry a firearm;
(c) a peace officer of this or any other jurisdiction;
(d) a law enforcement official as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
(e) a judge as defined and qualified under Section 53-5-711;
(f) a common carrier while engaged in the regular and ordinary transport of firearms as merchandise; or
(g) a nonresident traveling in or through the state, provided that any firearm is:
(i) unloaded; and
(ii) securely encased as defined in Section 76-10-501.
(2) The provisions of Subsections 76-10-504(1) and (2), and Section 76-10-505 do not apply to any person to whom a permit to carry a concealed firearm has been issued:
(a) pursuant to Section 53-5-704; or
(b) by another state or county.