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Colorado Revised Statutes - Concealed Handgun Permit Related
  • C.R.S. 18-12-201 (Legislative declaration.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-202 (Definitions.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-203 (Criteria for obtaining a permit.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-204 (Permit contents-validity-carrying requirements.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-205 (Sheriff-application-procedure-background check.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-206 (Sheriff-issuance or denial of permits-report.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-207 (Judicial review-permit denial-permit suspension-permit revocation.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-208 (Colorado bureau of investigation-duties.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-209 (Issuance by sheriffs of temporary emergency permits.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-210 (Maintenance of permit-address change-invalidity of permit.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-211 (Renewal of permits.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-212 (Exemption.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-213 (Reciprocity.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-214 (Authority granted by permit-carrying restrictions.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-215 (Immunity.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-216 (Permits issued prior to the effective date of this part 2.)
  • C.R.S. 18-12-105.6 (Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-101 (Legislative declaration.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-102 (Firearms database-prohibited.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-103 (Regulation-type of firearm-prohibited.)
  • C.R.S. 29-11.7-104 (Regulation-carrying-posting.)

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Reciprocity:

The Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit is recognized by the following states, this may change at any time. For the most current information check with the state you plan on traveling to:


AL, AK, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, MT, NE, ND, NH, NC, NM, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WV, WI, WY

Updates are made only when there is a change to Colorado's permit reciprocity with other states. Regardless of the date of the last update, this information may not be current. Please check with each state before travel.

Pursuant to Colorado law (CRS 18-12-213), the State of Colorado will recognize a valid permit issued in another state IF the permit was issued to a resident of the state issuing the permit, and the permitee is 21 yrs of age or older, AND the other state recognizes Colorado permits as valid in their state. Hence, a "YES" in the following table also indicates that a valid Colorado permit is recognized in that state, subject to their laws. When traveling with a Colorado permit, it is advisable to contact the state you are visiting to confirm reciprocity and to review that state's firearms laws.

The state of Colorado no longer recognizes the validity of any permit issued by any state to a nonresident of that state (see C.R.S 18-12-213 amended 2007), specifically they must be a resident of the state that issued the concealed handgun permit and must be in possession of a valid drivers license or identification card issued by that same state.

This information is also available to Colorado law enforcement through the CCIC system.

STATE RECIPROCITY
ALABAMA YES
ALASKA YES
ARIZONA YES
ARKANSAS YES
CALIFORNIA NO
CONNECTICUT NO
DELAWARE YES
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NO
FLORIDA YES
GEORGIA YES
HAWAII NO
IDAHO YES
ILLINOIS NO
INDIANA YES
IOWA YES
KANSAS YES
KENTUCKY YES
LOUISIANA YES
MAINE NO
MARYLAND NO
MASSACHUSETTS NO
MICHIGAN YES
MINNESOTA NO
MISSISSIPPI YES
MISSOURI YES
MONTANA YES
NEBRASKA YES
NEVADA NO
NEW HAMPSHIRE YES
NEW JERSEY NO
NEW MEXICO YES
NEW YORK NO
NORTH CAROLINA YES
NORTH DAKOTA YES
OHIO YES
OKLAHOMA YES
OREGON NO
PENNSYLVANIA YES
RHODE ISLAND NO
SOUTH CAROLINA NO
SOUTH DAKOTA YES
TENNESSEE YES
TEXAS YES
UTAH YES
VERMONT* NO
VIRGINIA YES
WASHINGTON NO
WEST VIRGINIA YES
WISCONSIN YES
WYOMING YES

*No permit required in State of Vermont to carry a concealed handgun.