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State Police Licensing Division


​Senate Bill 760 (2023) and Senate Bill 729 (2024)

​Updated: 6/4/2024

​​​​The Maryland Department of State Police has issued the below Advisory to provide updates on the status of the following bills:

  • ​Senate Bill 760 (2023) mandating Security Guard Training, creating Security Guard Employers and establishing reporting requirements. 

  • Senate Bill 729 (2024)  amending and creating additional reporting requirements. SB729 also delays the enactment date of SB760.

Further updates and guidance​ on these bills and their requirements will be posted to this website in the near future.  

LD-PLU-24-001- Senate Bill 760 (2023) and Senate Bill 729 (2024) Updates

LD-PLU-24-002- Submission and Processing ​of Security Guard Employer Applications and Use of Force Reporting Requirements  ​

​​LD-PLU-24-003 Mandatory Security Guard Training




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.
​Address​1111 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville, MD  21208
​Hours of Operation 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday  (Closed On All State Holidays)                  
​Lobby Hours​9:00 AM - 1:00 PM or By Appointment  (Mail Drop Available 24/7) 
​Main Number​410-653-​4500
​Commander​Captain Andrew Rossignol
​Assistant Commander​Lieu​​​tenant Jon Hill​

Click below for the: 
Application to Purchase a Regulated Firearm
​​​(Click here for Firearm Purchase application instructions)
Application for Handgun Wear & Carry Permit
Machine Gun Registration
Regulated Firearms Dealer's License

Click below for the: 
Handgun Qualification License (HQL) Application
(Click here for QHI application instructions)
Intercept Devices & K9 (LE Only)
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 Or, click one of the links below to proceed to your area of interest.

​​​Maryland General Assembly Joint Chai​r​m​an's Report April 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024​

(Provides information on Licensing Division applications received and processing days needed for an application to receive a final disposition)​​​

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