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Florida and Maine Enter Into Permit Reciprocity

Florida Department that issues concealed weapons permitsAs previously reported, a change to Maine's law allows that they will honor any resident permit from any state where that state also honor's the Maine permit. With that said Florida has begun to honor the Maine resident permit and thus Maine now honor's the Florida resident permit.

It is worth noting that neither state will honor a non-resident permit from the other state. This change applies to resident permits only.

->Maine's Site

->Florida's Site

Our permit map builder has been updated accordingly.

At we are committed to keeping you up to date with all Concealed carry permit reciprocity changes. You can access a current map for your own state's permit or your own combination of state permits here: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Maps

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8 Responses to Florida and Maine Enter Into Permit Reciprocity

  1. James Andrews January 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    This is great news!

  2. Ronnie Rohn January 9, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    Since Maine became a constitutional carry state recently, very few people will now obtain a meaningless piece of paper. Therefore this change is of little or no benefit to most of us.

    • Jacob Paulsen January 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

      It’s of great benefit if you travel to Florida often.

    • Bob January 13, 2016 at 8:33 am #

      Should know that the new Maine law does not allow unlicensed carry in state parks. It also
      requires unlicensed carrier to notify LE if stopped.

  3. Bob Corey June 24, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    I don’t get it my state Vermont doesn’t require a pistol permit we can conceal carry I have non resident permits in New Hampshire and Maine but state laws in Florida do not honor nonresident permits from other states we still have to go through all the requirements of that state but resident can carry in Florida a non resident permit can’t it doesn’t make sense to me.

    • Jacob Paulsen June 24, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      There are a couple of reasons why they may choose not to honor non-resident permits but I don’t know that its worth getting into the topic. The solution to your issue if traveling to Florida is to apply for a Florida permit. The training requirements aren’t hard and it sounds like you have already accomplished them. You can mail in your application for Florida and they will issue the permit via the mail.

  4. Kevin Hubbard February 17, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    If you’re driving what do you do about New York and Massachusetts etc?

    • Jacob Paulsen February 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

      If you are just going through New York or Massachusetts then Article 926a of the Firearm Owner Protection Act allows you to transport the firearm through any state if you meet the conditions listed in that law.

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