Nebraska Reciprocity

Nebraska Reciprocity

The Nebraska Attorney General's Office determines the states from which Nebraska recognizes Concealed Handgun Permits.

As of August 30, 2009, Nebraska will recognize CHP permits issued by those states on the below list which the Nebraska Attorney General has determined have standards equal to or greater than Nebraska. This recognition extends ONLY to persons who are NOT residents of Nebraska. This change in the law allows non-resident permit holders from the approved states to carry handguns concealed in Nebraska the same as if they held a Nebraska permit. See our regulations on this website for restrictions on places where a concealed weapon can carried.

Fully Recognized States

The following states have standards equal to or greater than the standards contained in Nebraska's Statute;

  • Alaska 
  • Colorado 
  • Connecticut 
  • Florida 
  • Hawaii 
  • Illinois 
  • Kansas 
  • Kentucky 
  • Louisiana 
  • Michigan 
  • Minnesota 
  • New Mexico 
  • North Carolina 
  • Ohio 
  • Oregon 
  • South Carolina 
  • Virginia 
  • Wisconsin
  • District of Columbia

RECOGNIZED STATES WITH LIMITATIONS

  • Arizona (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • Arkansas (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • California (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • Idaho (Enhanced permit only)
  • Iowa (non-professional permit only) 
  • Maine (permit holder must be 21 or older) 
  • Missouri (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • Montana (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • Nevada (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • North Dakota (Class 1 licenses only)
  • Oklahoma (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • South Dakota (Enhanced permits only, no restricted enhanced)
  • Tennessee (Enhanced Handgun Carry permit only and permit holder must be 21 or older) 
  • Texas (permit holder must be 21 or older)
  • Utah (§ 53-5-704 only)
  • West Virginia (§ 61-7-4 CHL only)
  • Wyoming (permit holder must be 21 or older) 

The state of Vermont does allow the carrying of concealed firearms within its borders, but it does not require a permit to do so.  As a result, there is no permit to recognize.

STATES WITH UNRECOGNIZED PERMITS

The following states will not be recognized at this time because the Attorney General has determined that they DO NOT have standards that are equal or greater than the standards contained in Nebraska's statue.

  • Alabama 
  • Delaware 
  • Georgia 
  • Indiana 
  • Maryland 
  • Massachusetts 
  • Mississippi 
  • New Hampshire 
  • New Jersey
  • New York 
  • Pennsylvania 
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington

Permits held by former law enforcement officers as provided by HR218 will continued to be honored. 

For individuals from those states NOT recognized by the State of Nebraska, we do not object to persons bringing their weapons into the State of Nebraska while traveling through our state. We do, however ask that people transport their weapons, unloaded, encased, and inaccessible from all passengers in the vehicle.