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Vermont Concealed Pistol License Reciprocity Map

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

Vermont CCW Reciprocity State Info

Vermont Reciprocity, VT Honors these permits:

Vermont allows any person who is legally allowed a firearm to carry in the state without a permit.

Vermont Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, West Virginia.

Vermont does not issue concealed carry permits however these states will allow you to carry with a Vermont driver license or ID card while in their state.

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.

Vermont Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

NOT Honored by These States:Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho,California, Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Utah, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York City, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota,  Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands, Kentucky, Tennessee

Vermont Conceal Carry Permit Information

Vermont Application Fee

No permit required no fee

Residents & Non Residents

Vermont gun laws are the most permissive in the United States. The state does not issue permits for carrying firearms and operates on an “Unrestricted” policy. Any person 16 or older (Federal law requires the age to be 18) and who can legally possess a firearm is allowed to carry openly or concealed. There is no distinction between resident or non-resident, both are allowed to carry without a permit in Vermont. Concealed and open carry

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Valid for How Long

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Shall Issue State

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Is Washington State an Open Carry State?

Can I open carry in YES

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

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Vermont Concealed Permit Requirements

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Can I carry a gun in my car in Vermont

YES – Without a Permit/License
If you are legally allowed to own a firearm you can carry it concealed in a vehicle with no permit/license.

Where to Apply for Vermont Conceal Permit License


VermontConceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    There is nothing in Vermont gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business.

  • In Vermont, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? I found no law against it. Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    YES – In Restaurants That Serve Alcohol
  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • School building or school property
    • School bus
    • Courthouse
    • Any state institution
    • A building with controlled points of public access, metal screening devices at each point of public access, and locked compartments, accessible only to security personnel, for storage of checked firearms
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry


  • Carry in Restaurant

  • Carry in State Parks


    Where You Can Carry

    • State parks
    • State and national forests
    • Road side rest areas
    • Vehicle
    • All areas of the state – except those listed below 
  • Premises that have Signs that state no firearms allowed:

    Vermont gun laws have the force of law for “No Weapons” signs. There are legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs.

Vermont Conceal Carry Application Forms

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