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Dual or Plural Membership Rules

The information on this chart comes from various sources. If anyone has definite information for additions or changes on this chart, please send email to Paul M. Bessel so I can update this chart.

Dual membership means membership in 2 lodges, but no more. Plural membership means membership in any number of lodges.

State

Does each Grand Lodge allow membership in more than one Lodge?

  Yes Any restrictions
Alabama   Dual but not plural
Alaska Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Arizona Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Arkansas Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
California Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Colorado Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Connecticut Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Delaware    No Dual or Plural in state, but Dual and Plural out of state allowed
District of Columbia

Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction

SEC. 118. . . . A brother who is a member in good standing of a Lodge in this jurisdiction or in another jurisdiction where dual membership is not forbidden by its laws, may become by affliction a dual member of a Lodge in this jurisdiction without the submission of the dimit or equivalent certificate provided for in the succeeding section. A Mason can become a member of more than one Lodge in this jurisdiction at one and the same time.

 
Florida   Dual but not Plural
Georgia    Dual by Dispensation only, Plural not permitted
Hawaii Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Idaho Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Illinois Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Indiana Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Iowa Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Kansas Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Kentucky     Dual but not Plural
Louisiana Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Maine Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Maryland   No dual or plural in state, but dual and plural out of state
Massachusetts Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Michigan Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Minnesota Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Mississippi Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Missouri Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Montana   Dual but not Plural
Nebraska Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Nevada Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
New Hampshire Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
New Jersey Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
New Mexico Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
New York Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
North Carolina   Dual only outside state
North Dakota Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Ohio   Dual only outside state
Oklahoma Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Oregon Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Pennsylvania   Dual but not Plural
Rhode Island Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
South Carolina Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
South Dakota Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Tennessee Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Texas Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Utah   No Plural in state
Vermont   No Plural in state
Virginia Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Washington Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
West Virginia   No Dual or Plural
Wisconsin Dual & Plural memberships allowed without restriction  
Wyoming   Dual but not Plural
SUMMARY    
 

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