Updated 2/24/21 - The State of TN states that the reciprocity list for handgun permits is currently being updated and modified for easier use. Until an official list has been created and uploaded, holders of the Concealed Carry Permit should contact other states in which they are traveling.  

Reciprocity is an agreement between states.  Per the TN.gov website, the following states have reciprocity with Tennessee state handgun permits.  These lists and agreements change, so always contact states that you travel through for updated information!

  1. Alabama

  2. Alaska*

  3. Arizona*

  4. Arkansas*

  5. Colorado - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits or non-resident permits

  6. Delaware

  7. Florida* - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits or non-resident permits

  8. Georgia*

  9. Idaho

  10. Indiana

  11. Iowa

  12. Kansas

  13. Kentucky*

  14. Louisiana*

  15. Maine

  16. Michigan*

  17. Mississippi*

  18. Missouri

  19. Montana

  20. Nebraska - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits

  21. Nevada – Does not honor 18-20 year old permits or Retired Law Enforcement Lifetime

  22. New Hampshire*

  23. New Mexico*

  24. North Carolina*

  25. North Dakota - Only honors 8 year Enhanced permit. Does not honor 18-20 year old permits

  26. Oklahoma

  27. Ohio*

  28. Pennsylvania* - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits or non-resident permits

  29. South Carolina*

  30. South Dakota*

  31. Texas*

  32. Utah

  33. Virginia

  34. West Virginia* - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits or non-resident permits

  35. Wisconsin - Does not honor 18-20 year old permits

  36. Wyoming*

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* Indicates the state has a formal reciprocity agreement with Tennessee.

(NOTE: Persons with a valid Tennessee Handgun Carry permit should contact any state for information on carrying such handgun prior to entering the state.)

Source: https://www.tn.gov/safety/tnhp/handgun/reciprocity.html