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State Police Licensing Division

There is a planned outage scheduled for the Maryland State Police Licensing Division (MSPLD) on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  During this time both the Licensing Portal  and MyLicense systems will be down between 0900-1300hrs. 


1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208​

​Hours of Operation

​8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.,  Monday - Friday

​Main Number



​Captain Andrew Rossignol

​Asst. Commander ​​Lieutenant Padraic Lacy
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​if you want to access:
  • 77R Application for Purchase of Regulated Firearms

if you want to access:
  • Handgun Qualification License (HQL)​
  • QHIC/QHIL (Instructors)
  • Intercept Devices/K9 (LE Only)  




The Maryland State Police Licensing Division administers the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland and COMAR related to: the licensing and registration of firearms; handgun permits; security guards and agencies​ and other licensing functions as defined by statute or regulation.

The purpose of this website is to better serve the citizens of Maryland and the thousands of licensees who rely on the Division for various permits, licenses and certifications. Please take note of the “Contact Us” and submit questions, concerns and requests directly to the Division‘s Command Staff and unit supervisors.

Click on one of the links below to proceed to your area of interest.