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Agreements with other States

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Alabama Reciprocal Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with valid license to carry a pistol (concealed handgun licenses) from Alabama to carry in Texas.  All Alabama license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying concealed in this state including age restrictions and type of weapon permitted.  This proclamation will automatically trigger a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will be allowed to carry in Alabama and must follow Alabama law while in that state.  Agreement
Alaska Reciprocal Agreement
Arizona Reciprocal   Agreement
Arkansas Reciprocal Agreement
California Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from California to legally carry in Texas. California license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in California.  Agreement
Colorado Reciprocal Effective May 17, 2007 Colorado will only recognize permits issued to residents of the issuing state. Colorado no longer recognizes permits issued to non-residents. Additionally, Colorado will only recognize permits issued to residents of the issuing state who are 21 years of age.  Agreement
Connecticut Unilateral 05-04-2005. Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with permanent (plastic) concealed handgun licenses from Connecticut to legally carry in Texas. Connecticut permanent license holders will be required to follow texas law while carrying in this state. Temporary (paper) Connecticut concealed handgun licenses are not recognized under this proclamation. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Connecticut. Agreement
Delaware Reciprocal Agreement
Florida Reciprocal Texas has signed reciprocal agreements with Florida, allowing citizens with concealed handgun licenses issued by Florida to legally carry concealed handguns in Texas, and vice versa Agreement
Georgia Reciprocal 11-22-2004. Pursuant to its duty under House Bill 3477, this office has determined that a background check of each applicant for a license issued by the State of Georgia is conducted by Georgia or its local authorities, or an agent of the State of Georgia or its local authorities, before the license is issued to determine the applicants' eligibility to possess a firearm under federal law. Agreement
Hawaii Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Hawaii will be allowed to carry in Texas.  All Hawaii license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state.  This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Hawaii. Agreement
Idaho Reciprocal Agreement
Illinois Unilateral Agreement
Indiana Reciprocal Agreement
Iowa Unilateral Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a unilateral proclamation recognizing Iowa Concealed Handgun Licenses on April 14, 2005, allowing citizens with concealed handgun licenses issued by Iowa to legally carry concealed handguns in Texas. According to Iowa Law 724.11A Recognition, a valid permit or license issued by another state to any non-resident of this state, shall be considered to be a valid permit or license to carry weapons. Agreement

Iowa Law 724.11A Recognition
Kansas Reciprocal 01-30-2007- Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with valid concealed handgun licenses from Kansas to carry in Texas.  All Kansas license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying concealed in this state including age restrictions and type of weapon permitted. The Kansas Attorney General's office has determined that the Texas Concealed Handgun License Standards meet "the equal to or greater standard" for recognition. Therefore, Texas residents with valid Texas Concealed Handgun Licenses may carry concealed while traveling in Kansas and will be required to follow Kansas law while carrying concealed in that state.
PLEASE NOTE:  Non-Resident Texas Concealed Handgun Licensee's WILL NOT be allowed to carry in Kansas
Agreement
Kentucky Reciprocal Agreement
Louisiana Reciprocal Agreement
Maine No Agreement
Maryland Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Maryland to legally carry in Texas. Maryland license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Maryland. Agreement
Massachusetts Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Massachusetts to legally carry in Texas. Massachusetts license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Massachusetts. Agreement
Michigan Reciprocal In accordance with Mich. Comp. Laws § 28.432a(f), the State of Michigan may honor valid out-of-state permits held only by residents of a reciprocal state. Therefore, Texas concealed handgun licenses issued to non-resident Texans under V.T.C.A. Government Code § 411.173 are not eligible for reciprocal recognition under this Agreement. Agreement
Minnesota No agreement
Mississippi Reciprocal Agreement
Missouri Reciprocal Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Missouri to legally carry in Texas. Missouri residents will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This has the effect of reciprocity between Texas and Missouri since Missouri law recognizes valid licenses issued from other states including Texas. NOTE:  Missouri "Permit" is actually a regular Missouri Driver's License or NonDriver's License issued with a "Concealed Carry Endorsement" on the face of the license. The Endorsement appears in red letters above the license photo and reads "CCW until (Expiration Date of Endorsement)." Agreement
Montana Reciprocal 11-29-2004 Agreement
Nebraska Reciprocal Effective immediately, Texas has received notification from the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office that the Texas concealed handgun license is recognized in the state of Nebraska.  This recognition extends ONLY to Non Residents of Nebraska and to individuals 21 years of age and older.  This follows an amendment, effective August 30, 2009, to Nebraska law allowing for recognition of out of state licenses.  All Texas license holders will be required to follow Nebraska law while carrying in that state.  All Nebraska license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. Texas has recognized Nebraska licenses since February 16, 2007. Agreement
Nevada Unilateral Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a unilateral proclamation recognizing Nevada Concealed Handgun Licenses on March 24, 2005 allowing citizens with concealed handgun licenses issued by Nevada to legally carry concealed handguns in Texas. This is not a reciprocal agreement, therefore, Texas Concealed Handgun Licenses holders may NOT carry concealed handguns in Nevada. Agreement
New Hampshire No agreement
New Jersey Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from New Jersey to legally carry in Texas. New Jersey license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in New Jersey. Agreement
New Mexico Reciprocal Agreement

New Mexico
New York Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses issued by the state of New York to legally carry in Texas. All New York license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state.  New York City issues a separate concealed handgun license (permit) and this permit will also be recognized under this proclamation.  This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in New York. Agreement
North Carolina Reciprocal Agreement
North Dakota Reciprocal Agreement
Ohio Reciprocal Effective April 28, 2015, Governor Abbott has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Ohio to legally carry in Texas. Ohio residents will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. NOTE: Texas only extends reciprocity to Ohio concealed handgun licenses issued on or after March 23, 2015. Please read the attached agreement for additional tred information. Agreement
Oklahoma Reciprocal Agreement
Oregon No agreement
Pennsylvania Reciprocal Agreement
Rhode Island Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses issued by the attorney general of Rhode Island to legally carry in Texas.  Rhode Island license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state.  Concealed handgun licenses issued by local authorities ARE NOT recognized under this proclamation.  This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Rhode Island. Agreement
South Carolina Reciprocal Agreement
South Dakota Reciprocal Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from South Dakota to legally carry in Texas. South Dakota residents will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This has the effect of reciprocity between Texas and South Dakota since South Dakota law recognizes valid licenses issued from other states including Texas. Agreement
Tennessee Reciprocal Agreement
Utah Reciprocal Agreement
Vermont No agreement
Virginia Reciprocal Agreement
Washington Unilateral Effective immediately, Governor Perry has issued a proclamation that allows persons with concealed handgun licenses from Washington to legally carry in Texas. Washington license holders will be required to follow Texas law while carrying in this state. This proclamation is unilateral and is not a reciprocal agreement. Texas concealed handgun license holders will not be allowed to carry in Washington. Agreement
West Virginia Reciprocal Agreement
Wisconsin No agreement
Wyoming Reciprocal 07-25-2002. Texas has signed a reciprocal agreement with Wyoming, allowing citizens with concealed handgun licenses issued by Wyoming to legally carry concealed handguns in Texas, and vice versa. Agreement