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State Police Licensing Division

A planned outage is scheduled for the Maryland State Police's Licensing Division on Sunday, January, 20, 2019 starting at 0900 and ending at 1300. This outage will affect access to the Licensing Portal as well as access to the HQL application through MyLicense. These systems will be back up upon completion of this necessary maintenance.


Licensing Division will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 to observe
Martin Luther King, Jr Day. We will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.


The Maryland State Police Licensing Division (MSPLD) is aware of a current problem affecting the ability of Comcast email accounts to receive emails from the Licensing Portal. The MSPLD sincerely apologizes for any inconvenience and is working diligently to resolve this issue as soon as possible.


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.