Updated on: 12/06/2016

 

   Attention concealed carry license holders!

NM-DPS is reviewing reciprocity agreements with other state and there are ongoing major changes.  Before you cross a state line, please check directly with the states you will be entering.  The following is the link to the NM Reciprocity page.  On that page, click on the state you need and it will link you directly with that state's reciprocity page.

New Mexico DPS Reciprocity Agreements 

ATTENTION - CHANGES TO NEW MEXICO CONCEAED CARRY PERMITS

10.8.2.29 RECIPROCITY: 

The secretary or his designee shall have discretionary authority to afford transfer or reciprocity to a concealed handgun license issued by another state. Transfer or reciprocity may be granted if the other state:  

A. issues a license or permit with an expiration date printed on the license or permit; 

B. is available to verify the license or permit status for law enforcement purposes within three days of request; 

C. has disqualification, suspension and revocation requirements for a concealed handgun license or permit; 

D. requires that an applicant for a concealed handgun license or permit submit to a national criminal history background check; 

E. requires that an applicant not be prohibited from possessing firearms pursuant to federal or state law; and 

F. requires that an applicant satisfactorily complete a firearms safety program that covers deadly force issues, weapons care and maintenance, safe handling and storage of firearms and marksmanship.

 G. Each state which the department has afforded transfer or reciprocity shall be listed on the department’s web page. 

H. No reciprocity shall be afforded to a license issued by another state to a New Mexico resident. 

 The website Hand Gun Law is another on-line resource.  It has a map that allows you to view the pertinent informational links.  If you elect to carry in another state, remember that you are bound by the laws of that state.

PLEASE CHECK NM-DPS AND STATES THAT YOU ARE TRAVELING IN OR THROUGH. 

The following states recognize NM permits  but you must abide by that state’s carry laws.

Valid September 29, 2016

Before traveling, check individual states at www.dps.nm.org

or

www.handgunlaw.us

 

Alabama Montana

Alaska * 

Nebraska *

Arizona  

Nevada

Arkansas *

North Carolina *

Delaware

North Dakota  

Colorado # 

Ohio *
Florida #

Oklahoma *

Idaho  

South Carolina #

Indiana  

South Daotra

Iowa  

Tennessee

Kansas  

Texas *

Kentucky  

Utah

Louisiana * Virginia

Michigan  #

West Virginia

Minnesota  

Wisconsin
Mississippi

Wyoming

Missouri  

Wyoming

* Duty to inform State    # Must be resident of state where license is issued

 

New Mexico recognizes the following state's concealed carry permits

Valid September 29, 2016

Alaska  

Nebraska

Arizona  

Nevada

Arkansas

North Carolina

Colorado 

North Dakota  

Delaware Ohio
Florida South Carolina

Kansas  

Oklahoma

Idaho * Enhanced Permit Ony Tennessee
Louisiana

Texas

Michigan 

Virginia

Mississippi West Virginia
Missouri   Wyoming