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 State Police Licensing Division




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.​

​1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208

Hours of Operation ​8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Main Number



​Captain Andrew Rossignol

Assistant Commander ​Lieutenant Padraic Lacy


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​to access:
  • the 77R Application for Purchase
    of a Regulated Firearm

to access:
  • Handgun Qualification License (HQL)​
  • Qualified Handgun Instructor
  • Intercept Devices/K9 (LE Only)  



Or, click one of the links below to proceed to your area of interest.

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