Virginia's Judicial System

Tazewell Circuit Court: Concealed Weapons Permit Reciprocity

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Memo Regarding Reciprocity from Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of the Attorney General

Mark L. Early
Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General
Richmond 23219
900 East Main Street
Richomond, Virginia 23219
804-371-8946 TDD

March 19, 1999

Concealed Handgun Permit Holders:

The only jurisdiction with which Virginia currently has reciprocity is the State of Tennessee. An offer has been extended to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania but they have not responded to date. There are also several jurisdictions that recognize Virginia permits even though the Commonwealth does not recognize theirs. I am providing a list of those jurisdictions below but must recommend that you contact any jursidiction to ensure that you have the most up to date information and comply with any restrictions.

  • Connecticut - limited recognition - 860-808-5318
  • Idaho - 208-334-2400
  • Indiana - 317-232-6201
  • Kentucky - 502-695-5300
  • Michigan - 517-373-1100
  • Pennsylvania - limited recongition - 717-783-995
  • Rhode Island - limited recognition - 401-274-4400
  • Vermont - 802-828-3171

The Virginia Department of State Police also posts those jurisdictions with which we have reciprocal agreements as well as other useful information on their website, I hope this information is helpful. If you have further questions please feel free to call me at (804) 786-1226.

Very truly yours,

Thomas J. Lambert
Assistant Attorney General