Pepper Spray State Laws and Restrictions

Pepper Spray is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths, etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with your local city or state attorneys office.

 

 

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Pepper Spray State Laws and Restrictions

Below are

Pepper Spray State Laws and restrictions that we are aware of. You should check locally if you believe pepper sprays may be restricted in your area.

Pepper Shot Pepper Spray States Where Pepper Sprays are Restricted

If you are over the age of 18 and have not been convicted of a felony or an assault- we guarantee* any pepper spray, self defense, or security product that adheres to the guidelines below is legal to ship/use/carry in your state at the time of purchase.

Pepper Spray State Laws (By State)

State Legal?
Alabama
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Alabama.*

Alaska
With restrictions: Cannot be carried in a school unless over 21 years old.

Arizona
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Arizona.*

Arkansas
With restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 5 oz.

California
With restrictions: Pepper spray container must be less than 2.5 ounces

Colorado
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Colorado.*

Connecticut
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Connecticut.*

Delaware
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Delaware.*

Florida
With restrictions: Cannot carry a pepper spray container larger than 2 ounces.

Georgia
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Georgia.*

Hawaii
With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot be larger than than 1/2 oz. License required.

Idaho
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Idaho.*

Illinois
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Indiana.*

Indiana
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Indiana.*

Iowa
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Iowa.*

Kansas
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Kansas.*

Kentucky
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Kentucky.*

Louisiana
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Louisiana.*

Maine
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Maine.*

Maryland
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Maryland.*

Massachusetts
With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and use for self defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail to the state. Animal sprays, such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repellent are legal.

Michigan
With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 1.2 oz. Cannot contain more than 18% oleoresin capsicum (OC) or 1.4% MC.

Minnesota
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Minnesota.*

Mississippi

Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Mississippi.*

Missouri
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Missouri.*

Montana
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Montana.*

Nebraska
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Nebraska.*

Nevada
With restrictions: 2 oz container limit on CS tear gas, pepper spray is except.

New Hampshire
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to New Hampshire.*

New Jersey
With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Not legal to over 3/4 fluid ounce of spray.

New Mexico
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to New
Mexico.*

New York
With restrictions: Must be non-felon over 18 to purchase. Legal to carry and use for self defense. Cannot ship sprays used against humans through the mail to the state. Animal sprays, such as Mace Muzzle Dog Repellent are legal.

North Carolina
With restrictions: When carrying for protection against people, container cannot be larger than 5 ounces.

North Dakota
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to North Dakota.*

Ohio
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Ohio.*

Oklahoma
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Oklahoma.*

Oregon
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Oregon.*

Pennsylvania
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Pennsylvania.*

Rhode Island
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Rhode Island.*

South Carolina
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to South Carolina.*

South Dakota
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to South Dakota.*

Tennessee
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Tennessee.*

Texas
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Texas.*

Utah
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Utah.*

Vermont
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Vermont.*

Virginia
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Virginia.*

Washington
Yes. Can carry pepper spray starting at age 14 with parent permission.

West Virginia
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to West Virginia.*

Wisconsin
With restrictions: Pepper spray container cannot exceed 2 oz. Spray cannot contain more than than 10% OC (oleoresin capsicum) or 1.2% MC.

Wyoming
Based on our research, there no laws that prohibit individuals from carrying or using pepper spray. It is legal to buy, carry, use, or ship to Wyoming.*

* Please check with local law enforcement for any restrictions or regulations that may be applicable.

IMPORTANT:

Pepper Spray State Laws shows it is legal in all 50 states, however a number of cities and states have restrictions on sizes, strengths,  etc.. If you have a question, it is wise to check with your local city or state attorneys office. Defense sprays should only be purchased by those 18  years of age or older. The above list may not be totally accurate or complete and Stun Guns unlimited accepts no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness.

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