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Petition Submission Information

COVID-19 UPDATE
 

As the State of Maryland continues to operate under a state of emergency, all levels of government are taking a comprehensive, collaborative approach to keep Marylanders safe. This approach may however negatively impact future processing dates related to the Handgun Roster Board.  You may experience a delay in receiving a response to an inquiry but know that a response will be forthcoming. 

It is suggested that you revisit this site on a regular basis to check for potentially significant ​schedule changes.


Petitions & Samples should be mailed or delivered to:​

Maryland State Police
Handgun Roster Board
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, MD  21208

​Petition Form:   Handgun Roster Petition Form.pdfHandgun Roster Petition Form.pdf  

If you are hand delivering petitions and/or samples, 
you MUST call in advance:  (410) 653-4247.

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*** MEETING UPDATE *** MEETING UPDATE *** 
 

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, ​IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION AT THE HANDGUN ROSTER BOARD'S JUNE 10, 2020, MEETING IS RESTRICTED TO BOARD MEMBERS ONLY.  IF YOU ARE AN INTERESTED CITIZEN AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY, ACCOMMODATIONS CAN BE MADE.  IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT THE HANDGUN ROSTER BOARD ADMINISTRATOR, RACHEL ROSENBERG, AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED BELOW:

​rachel.rosenberg@maryland.gov

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Agenda For June 10, 2020 Meeting


The agenda for the next meeting will be posted here as soon as that

date is closed for petition submissions

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Meeting & Petition Submission Schedule

Proposed Meeting and Petition Submission Closing Dates

​​​Proposed Meeting Date Petition Submission Closing Date
06-10-2020 ​05-21-2020
09-16-2020 08-20-2020
12-09-2020 11-18-2020​


   

Unless posted to the contrary, Handgun Roster Board meetings
will be held at
11:00 AM at the following location:

Forensic Science Division
221 Milford Mill Road
Pikesville, MD  21208

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​The Maryland Handgun Roster

The Maryland Handgun Roster is established under Public Safety Article 5. Sections 404-405 define membership and functions of the Roster Review Board.  Section 406, given below, explains the Handgun Roster itself.

§5–406.  
(a)    (1)   Except as provided in § 5-402 of this subtitle, a person may not manufacture for distribution or sale a handgun that is not included on the handgun roster in the State.
                      (2)   A person may not sell or offer for sale in the State a handgun manufactured after January 1, 1985, that is not included on the handgun roster.
                      (3)   A person may not manufacture, sell, or offer for sale a handgun on which the manufacturer’s identification mark or number is obliterated, removed, changed, or otherwise altered.
(b)   The Secretary may seek an order from a circuit court to permanently or temporarily enjoin the willful and continuous manufacture, sale, or offer for sale, in violation of this section, of a handgun that is not included on the handgun roster.
(c)    (1)   A person who manufactures a handgun for distribution or sale in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000 for each violation.
                       (2)   A person who sells or offers to sell a handgun in violation of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $2,500 for each violation.
                       (3)   For purposes of this subsection, each handgun manufactured, sold, or offered for sale in violation of this subsection is a separate violation. ​

The Maryland Handgun Roster may be accessed via the MDSP Licensing Portal.  
Click here:

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