Since February 15, 2015 the Machine Gun Registration process has been automated. All applicants are required to complete their registrations and renewals online. Paper applications are no longer furnished by the Department, nor will they be accepted. For further information regarding the automated process please CLICK HERE.
Any person who acquires a machine gun shall register the machine gun with the Secretary of State Police within 24 hours after acquiring the machine gun; and in each succeeding year during the month of May.
Possession or use of a machine gun is presumed to be for an offensive or aggressive purpose when the machine gun is not registered as required under § 4-403, Criminal Law Article. A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years. Pursuant to Maryland statute registration data provided under this section is not open to public inspection.
The complete Maryland Code can be accessed by clicking here. This valuable resource allows interested parties to view the applicable laws pertaining to licenses, certifications and commissions sought. All applicants should familiarize themselves with the statutes associated with the product sought.
Machine Gun Registrations and Renewals are accessible online through eGov. Applicants must have an eMDSP account to complete initial registrations and renewals.
If you are an owner of multiple machine guns, a business entity or a person who already holds a eMDSP account please read the following:
Original/Initial - $10.00
Renewal - $10.00
Acceptable methods of payment include Visa or MasterCard
Below you will find links to PDFs of relevant Maryland statutes, provided for your convenience. Please note that laws change over time. The below documents were created on June 12, 2013, and are for reference purposes only. To obtain the most recent text of any legislation, please go online to LexisNexis to access the up-to-date Maryland code.
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