As I understand the process, in PA each county is responsible for issueing CC licenses, not some office in the capital. Each co. has some leeway as to what they do. Centre co. PA has chosen to issue non-resident permits without hassle, some counties won't. I think a number of states let the counties issue permits. The law is standard across the state.
Every county in PA accepts out of state permits that the state has agreed to.
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I got the information from the May/June 2008 TSRA Sportsman magazine. JOIN the TSRA!!!!!!