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Permanent Brady Permit Chart

Check here for updates: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/permanent-brady-permit-chart

Prepared by: ATF Office of Enforcement Programs and Services

Last updated: March 3, 2020

Note: Notwithstanding the dates set forth below, permits qualify as alternatives to the background check requirements of the Brady law for no more than 5 years from the date of issuance. The permit must be valid under state law in order to qualify as a Brady alternative.

State / TerritoryQualifying Permits
AlabamaNone
AlaskaConcealed weapons permits marked NICS-Exempt
American SamoaNone
ArizonaConcealed weapons permits qualify.
ArkansasConcealed weapons permits issued on or after April 1, 1999 qualify. *
CaliforniaEntertainment Firearms Permit only
ColoradoNone
ConnecticutNone
DelawareNone *
District of ColumbiaNone *
FloridaNone *
GeorgiaGeorgia firearms licenses qualify.
GuamNone *
HawaiiPermits to acquire and licenses to carry qualify.
IdahoConcealed weapons permits qualify.
IllinoisNone
IndianaNone
IowaPermits to acquire and permits to carry concealed weapons qualify.
KansasConcealed handgun licenses issued on or after July 1, 2010 qualify as alternatives to the background check.
KentuckyConcealed Deadly Weapons License (CDW) and Judicial Special Status CDW issued on or after July 12, 2006 qualify.
LouisianaConcealed handgun permits issued on or after March 9, 2015 qualify.
MaineNone *
MarylandNone *
MassachusettsNone *
MichiganLicenses to Purchase a Pistol (LTP) are the only permits that qualify as a NICS alternative.
Minnesota None
MississippiLicense to carry concealed pistol or revolver issued to individuals under Miss. Stat. Ann. § 45-9-101 qualify. (NOTE: security guard permits issued under Miss. Stat. Ann. §97-37-7 do not qualify).
MissouriNone *
MontanaConcealed weapons permits qualify.
NebraskaConcealed handgun permit qualifies as an alternative. Handgun purchase certificates qualify.
NevadaConcealed carry permit issued on or after July 1, 2011, qualify.
New HampshireNone
New JerseyNone
New MexicoNone
New YorkNone
North CarolinaPermits to purchase a handgun and concealed handgun permits qualify.
North DakotaConcealed weapons permits issued on or after December 1, 1999 qualify. *
Northern Mariana IslandsNone
OhioConcealed weapons permits issued on or after March 23, 2015, qualifies as an alternative to the background check requirements.
OklahomaNone *
OregonNone *
PennsylvaniaNone
Puerto RicoNone
Rhode IslandNone
South CarolinaConcealed weapons permits qualify.
South Dakota Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permits and Enhanced Permits to Carry a Concealed Pistol issued on or after January 1, 2017.
TennesseeNone
TexasConcealed weapons permits qualify.
U.S. Virgin IslandsNone
UtahConcealed weapons permits qualify.
VermontNone
VirginiaNone
WashingtonNone
West VirginiaConcealed handgun license issued on or after June 4, 2014 qualify.
WisconsinNone
WyomingConcealed weapons permits qualify.

* While certain permits issued in these states prior to November 30, 1998 were “grandfathered” as Brady alternatives, none of these grandfathered permits would still be valid under State law as of November 30, 2003.

Last Reviewed March 3, 2020

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