Georgia Department of Law, from the office of Samuel S. Olens, Attorney General


The State of Maine added by Attorney General Olens to List of States Entitled to Georgia’s Firearm Permit Reciprocity

January 5, 2016

Today, Attorney General Sam Olens announced an addition to Georgia’s program of reciprocal recognition to firearms permit holders from other states.  Legislation initially passed in 1996 allowed Georgia to grant this privilege to citizens of states which recognized Georgia firearms permits. 

The State of Maine has determined that it will honor Georgia firearms permits.  Therefore, effective immediately, Georgia recognizes firearms permits issued by Maine. 

With this revision, Georgia now reciprocates in recognizing firearms licenses with the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

As always, Georgia firearms permit holders should familiarize themselves with the individual requirements and limitations on firearms permits in any of the reciprocating states where they wish to exercise their rights under this reciprocity program.