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Wisconsin Changes CCW Reciprocity for 6 States

According to the State of Wisconsin, concealed carry permits from Delaware, DC and Rhode Island are now honored and residents of those states may carry legally within the boundaries of Wisconsin if they already have a CCW permit from their home state.

Wisconsin has also approved the use of permits from Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Florida, but only if certain requirements are met.


Florida licenses issued or renewed on or after 08/01/2013. Wisconsin DOES NOT recognize Florida licenses issued with the prefixes of W, WJ, WR, WX, or WY.


Oklahoma licenses issued or renewed on or after 10/01/2018.


Louisiana licenses issued or renewed on or after 03/09/2015

The state of Wisconsin reports its Department of Justice has worked to contact all other states regarding reciprocity to determine if they meet the requirements of Wisconsin law. The following states can carry concealed with their own state's CCW permit:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virgin Islands, Washington, and Wyoming.

The only states and US territories not honored by Wisconsin:

Guam, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oregon, American Samoa, N. Mariana Islands, and Vermont.

Wisconsin allows permits from these states if special conditions are met:

  • Virginia NON-RESIDENT license only. Virginia resident license does not qualify for recognition in Wisconsin.
  • Louisiana license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 03/09/2015
  • West Virginia license ISSUED OR RENEWED AFTER 06/08/12.  This DOES NOT include any provisional licenses.
  • Oklahoma license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 10/01/2018.
  • Missouri license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 08/28/2013. This DOES NOT include any provisional license issued by the state.
  • Florida license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 08/01/2013. Wisconsin DOES NOT recognize Florida licenses issued with the prefixes of W, WJ, WR, WX or WY.
  • Ohio license ISSUED OR RENEWED ON OR AFTER 03/23/2015

As you can see from the list above, the Virginia non-resident permit is accepted, but the Virginia resident CCW permit is not. If you would like to get the Virginia non-resident so you can carry in Wisconsin and a multitude of other states where your CCW permit is not recognized, read here for how to accomplish that.

Check out the Reciprocity Map to see where else your CCW permit is valid.

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2 Responses to Wisconsin Changes CCW Reciprocity for 6 States

  1. Larry Roling July 27, 2019 at 5:46 am #

    We need nation wide reciprocity, these different states that don’t recognize other states ccw especially when then they are neighboring states. In my case I have Illinois and Wisconsin neither or which honor our ccw I know we honor Illinois and I believe we ho8 Wisconsin’s as well. What is wrong with this picture?

  2. Michael Jones July 28, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    Wisconsin cleverly passed a law that on the surface looks like they honor my home State of Florida. Except they added that bit about prefixes and as best I could find out the prefixes they don’t honor are basically on every License ever issued so nobody can actually carry there even though they say they honor FL permits.

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