Effective, July 15, 1998, Kentucky recognizes valid carry concealed weapons licenses issued by other states and, subject to the provisions of Kentucky law, a person holding a valid license from another state may carry a concealed deadly weapon in Kentucky.

Written inquiries regarding recognition of Kentucky carry concealed licenses have been made to all states and U.S. territories.  The map and chart below detail those responses.

 

Certain other jurisdictions that recognize Kentucky carry concealed permits may limit the right to carry concealed to handguns only and not allow for the carrying concealed of other types of weapons. Also, the laws of other jurisdictions may differ from the laws of Kentucky regarding the circumstances under which you may legally carry a concealed weapon. You are advised to contact all other jurisdictions in which you intend to carry concealed weapons with questions regarding these issues.

 

Chart: State/Territory Responses on Reciprocity*
YES Recognize Kentucky CCDW
NO Does not recognize Kentucky CCDW
OTHER Other: Contact State in regard to CCDW
reciprocity.
Alaska

YES

Alabama
YES
Arizona
YES Arkansas
YES
California NO Colorado
YES
Connecticut NO Delaware
YES
District of Columbia NO Florida
YES
Georgia
YES Guam NO
Hawaii NO Illinois
NO
Idaho
YES Indiana
YES
Iowa
YES Kansas
YES
Louisiana
YES Maine NO
Maryland NO Massachusetts NO
Michigan
YES Minnesota
YES
Mississippi
YES Missouri
YES
Montana
YES Nebraska
YES
Nevada YES
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 Puerto Rico NO
Rhode Island
OTHER Samoa Territory NO
South Carolina
YES South Dakota
YES
Tennessee
YES Texas
YES
US Virgin Islands OTHER Utah
YES
Vermont
OTHER Virginia
NO
Washington NO West Virginia
YES
Wisconsin YES Wyoming
YES

*This reciprocity list is updated periodically as responses are received from the states and territories. It was last updated on 01/24/16.