Licensing Portal




The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 (FSA) significantly modified and expanded the regulation of firearms and ammunition in the State of Maryland (the State) and made significant changes to related mental health restrictions on the possession of firearms. It also put in place:  a new license type, the Handgun Qualification License (HQL); a requirement for firearms applications submission via electronic means; and requires that MSP administer a handgun instructor licensing program.

Licensing Portal

​In accordance with the Firearms Safety Act of 2013, the Maryland State Police have developed a web accessible Licensing Portal where citizens will submit, and Maryland firearms dealers will process, firearms applications.  The Portal is a web ‘dashboard’ that provides citizens the ability to submit and track multiple application types.  It gives firearms dealers the ability to access and submit 77R applications to MSP on behalf of their customers, and MSP Licensing Division the ability to receive, process and report on multiple application types via a single system.  To access the Licensing Portal:
​ If you have any questions, please contact Licensing Division at:​​


We are providing support to the dealer and applicant communites during the transition to our new system.  Licensing Division personnel are available to provide assistance for both the dealers and the general public.  We are available via email at:​​  and via phone at:  410.653.4500.


Regular Business Hours:

Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm




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