- Under Minnesota law, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has been required since 2003 to publish a list of states which have handgun carry permit laws that are not substantially similar to Minnesota’s permit-to-carry law.
- During the 2015 legislative session, a law was passed that changed the phrase “substantially similar” to “similar”.
- Minnesota permit-to-carry law is M.S. 624.714. Subdivision 16 deals with “recognition of permits from other states.”
- As directed by the law, DPS will annually review state laws governing the issuance of permits to carry weapons and will publish an updated list on its website each year.
States a Minnesota Permit to Carry Holder Can Carry
HandgunLaw.US is an excellent resource for checking reciprocity in other states, but be sure to refer to the actual statutes when making your travel preparations. Click here for the HandgunLaw page for Minnesota, including a map of states that honors the Minnesota Permit to Carry.
States with Laws NOT Similar to Minnesota (not valid in Minnesota)
Out of State Permits Valid in Minnesota
|Alaska||Kentucky||North Dakota (Class 1 License only)|
|Idaho (Enhanced permit only)||Michigan||South Carolina|
|Illinois||New Jersey||South Dakota (Enhanced permit only)|
|Kansas||New Mexico||West Virginia (Regular permit only)|
Last updated: 1 July 2020