Reciprocity & Recognitions

The laws governing the legal use, storage and carrying of firearms are constantly changing. Below are the applicable laws in the State of Maine as of 4/17/2013. The below information is designed to be a guide and not the final word. If you have specific questions, please refer to the State of Maine legislation at mainelegislature.org. Another great resource is the Maine State Police.

Maine has reciprocal agreements with the following States for resident concealed handgun permits:

Delaware (March 13, 2009)
South Dakota (May 18, 2009)
Louisiana (June 25, 2009)
North Dakota - Class 1 Permits (June 7, 2010)
Wyoming (June 7, 2010)
Arkansas (June 21, 2010)
Pennsylvania (November 1, 2011)
Michigan (November 9, 2011)

NOTE: The State of Maine only honors resident permits/licenses from the states it honors.

The State of Main honors concealed carry permits/licenses from the below states:
Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Wyoming

The Maine Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is honored by the states below:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming

The Maine Non-Resident Concealed Handgun Permit is honored by the states below:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming

If you have questions about our course, feel free to email us at info@shootsafe.org.  Make sure you include your name, the state whose permit you are pursuing, and if you need a call back, a phone number.  We're happy to help.