Hawaii Concealed Carry License Reciprocity Map

All about Hawaii, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Hawaii CCW Reciprocity State Info

Hawaii Reciprocity, HI Honors these permits:

Hawaii does not honor any other states Permits/Licenses.

Hawaii Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Wisconsin.

Michigan only recognizes residential permits.

No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Hawaii Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

NOT Honored by These States:  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,  Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City,North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

Hawaii Conceal Carry Permit Information

Hawaii CCW Application Fee


Fingerprinting fee: $16.50

Residents & Non Residents

License issued to residents only and then very rarely

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Valid for How Long

1 year, No permits have ever been renewed.

Shall Issue State

Gun laws in Hawaii operate on a county level with Hawaii using a “May Issue” policy towards issuing concealed carry permits. However, permits have only been issued to the public on only a few rare occasions. Mandatory county reporting was started in 2000 and since that date only four permits have been issued. Two were issued in Maui in 2001 and two on Kauai, one to a local judge in 2006 and another in 2013 to an active military member for 12 days. There is currently a case before the federal courts to try and force Hawaii into issuing permits however this will take years to resolve with no doubt many appeals.

Is Hawaii an an Open Carry State?

Open Carry is Illegal in Hawaii. Only when Hunting with a pistol with the proper license can a pistol be
carried and it must be carried openly.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Hawaii

Could not find time period for how long it takes to process a CCW permit

Hawaii. Concealed Permit Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must be a lawful resident of Hawaii
  • Must be able to show reason to fear injury to your person or property.
  • Able to possess a firearm under Hawaii law.
  • Not have been judged to be insane or incapacitated under Hawaii law.
  • Qualified to use a firearm.

134.9 Licenses to Carry

Can I carry a gun in my car in Hawaii?

You can not carry a loaded firearm in any vehicle without a Permit/License.
§134-26 Carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway; penalty.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person on any public highway to carry on the person, or to have in the
person's possession, or to carry in a vehicle any firearm loaded with ammunition; provided that this section
shall not apply to any person who has in the person's possession or carries a pistol or revolver in accordance
with a license issued as provided in section 134-9.

(b) Any vehicle used in the commission of an offense under this section shall be forfeited to the State,
subject to the notice and hearing requirements of chapter 712A.

(c) Any person violating this section shall be guilty of a class B felony. [L 2006, c 66, pt of §1]

Hawaii Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    It is required to notify an officer of the law you are carrying a concealed firearm.

  • Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?


  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    I could find no instances in Hawaii law that stated any place was off limits to firearms. Hawaii does have a
    law on transporting firearms. I can’t find where any license to carry has been issued in the last few years by Hawaii even though they have issue in their laws.

  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant


  • Carry in State Parks

    Carry Allowed in these Areas:
    State Parks: NO Admin Code O13-146-19
    State/National Forests: NO
    State WMA’s: NO
    Road Side Rest Areas: YES Not in Buildings

  • Premises that have signs that state no firearms allowed:

    yes signs have the force of law

Hawaii Conceal Carry Application Forms


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