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Duty To Notify Law Enforcement

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Some states have specific laws in place that require you inform an officer if you have a concealed carry permit and/or gun.

Blue = If Asked
Green = No duty
Red = Required to Notify
Yellow = Varies by City or County

Summary for Duty to Notify Law Enforcement

Alabama:   Only when asked by the officer
Alaska:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Arizona:   Only when asked by the officer
Arkansas:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
California:   Varies by county or city
Colorado:   Only when asked by the officer
Connecticut:   Only when asked by the officer
Delaware:   Only when asked by the officer
District of Columbia:   Only when asked by the officer
Florida:   Only when asked by the officer
Georgia:   No duty to inform
Hawaii:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Idaho:   Only when asked by the officer
Illinois:   Only when asked by the officer
Indiana:   Only when asked by the officer
Iowa:   Only when asked by the officer
Kansas:   Only when asked by the officer
Kentucky:   Only when asked by the officer
Louisiana:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Maine:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Maryland:   Only when asked by the officer
Massachusetts:   Only when asked by the officer
Michigan:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Minnesota:   Only when asked by the officer
Mississippi:   Only when asked by the officer
Missouri:   Only when asked by the officer
Montana:   Only when asked by the officer
Nebraska:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Nevada:   Only when asked by the officer
New Hampshire:   Only when asked by the officer
New Jersey:   Only when asked by the officer
New Mexico:   Only when asked by the officer
New York:   Varies by city/county
North Carolina:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
North Dakota:   Only when asked by the officer
Ohio:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Oklahoma:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Oregon:   Only when asked by the officer
Pennsylvania:   Not required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested.
Rhode Island:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
South Carolina:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
South Dakota:   Only when asked by the officer
Tennessee:   Only when asked by the officer
Texas:   Required by law to notify the officer upon official contact or when ID requested
Utah:   Only when asked by the officer
Vermont:   No duty to notify
Virginia:   Only when asked by the officer
Washington:   Only when asked by the officer
West Virginia:   Only when asked by the officer
Wisconsin:   Only when asked by the officer
Wyoming:   Only when asked by the officer
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