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Pennsylvania Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Map

Everything about Pennsylvania, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Pennsylvania CCW Reciprocity State Info

Pennsylvania Reciprocity, PA Honors these permits:

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, UtahVirginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Arizona, Florida, Mississippi, Utah, Virginia


Pennsylvania Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, WyomingNON-RESIDENT
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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.

Pennsylvania Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, Washington D.C.

Pennsylvania Conceal Carry Permit Information

Pennsylvania Application Fee

Individual $20

Accepted forms of payment
Money order, Cash, Personal check

Residents & Non Residents

Concealed carry permits are available to residents and non-residents with the minimum age being 21. Non-residents must already have a permit to carry in their home state if they want to obtain a Pennsylvania permit. There are no training requirements to obtain a permit.

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Valid for How Long

Pennsylvania concealed carry permit is valid for 5 years

Shall Issue State

Pennsylvania gun laws operate at the state level on a “Shall Issue” policy. No permit is required if you are carrying a firearm in your home or place of business.

Is Pensylvania an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in Pennsylvania?


Open carry is legal if a person is 18 or older and legally allowed to possess a firearm. The city of Philadelphia requires an additional  permit to carry in the city limits.

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


Pennsylvania Concealed Permit Requirements

  • he applicant must be 21 years of age or older with a picture I.D. for proof
  • The applicant must be a resident of County application is filed it for at least 90 days
  • The application must have no criminal convictions.
  • The applicant must be of good character and reputation; acting in a manner that will not be dangerous to public safety.
  • You are not a habitual drunkard or addicted to or user of marijuana or a stimulant, depressant or narcotic drug.
  • Federal Law Requirements

Can I carry a gun in my car in Pennsylvania


Any person who carries a firearm concealed on or about his person except in his place of abode or fixed place of business without a valid and lawfully issued license commits a felony of the third degree. There are exceptions listed on the state website. Also, Federal law allows transportation of a firearm if it is unloaded and neither the firearm or ammunition is readily accessible.

With a license you can carry a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle.

The Law

Where to Apply for Pennsylvania Conceal Carry Permit and steps to take

Follow these steps to obtain a permit

  1. Download the application form.
  2. You will need two references, not family members.
  3. Take the application with a drivers license or State ID to the Sheriffs office in the county you reside in.
  4. Fill out the form and pay the fee of $20.
  5. You will be notified within 45 days if your application has been approved or denied.
  6. If approved you will need to pickup your permit/license from the Sheriffs office

Pennsylvania Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry


    There is nothing in Pennsylvania gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry your permit at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun.The Law
    Title 18 – 6122

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

     Within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, if you have a valid License to Carry Firearms, you are not prohibited from carrying under Pennsylvania law or any federal law.Yes, you may legally carry in a bar, tavern, club, or church in PAConcealed Carry is legal in State Parks if you have a LTCF. 18 6109 
  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • Philadelphia city parks
    • Court Houses (Areas Off Limits Must Be Posted)
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Schools
    • School bus
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant

    In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
  • Carry in State Parks

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state not listed as Off-Limits
  • Premises that have Signs that state no firearms allowed:

    “No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Pennsylvania gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

Pennsylvania Conceal Carry Application Forms

Philadelphia County Sheriff


Monday – Friday8:30am – 4pm




Address100 South Broad St. #5

CityPhiladelphia, PA 19110

Phone(215) 686-3565

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