Voluntary Registration

The registration of a regulated firearm that is not required by Maryland State statute to be registered in the Maryland Automated Firearms Services System (i.e., Firearm(s) that were legally purchased in another state by an individual who resided in that state who established residency in the State of Maryland and moved their estate belongings into the State of Maryland prior to October 1, 2013, an individual who possesses regulated firearms or other types of firearms not previously registered in the State of Maryland who desires to register it), or an individual who performed a secondary sale of a regulated firearm in Maryland prior to the Gun Violence Act of 1996 (effective October 1, 1996).

Complete the voluntary registration in the Licensing Division's online portal.

​Individuals who have established residency in Maryland on or after the enactment of the Firearms Safety Act on October, 1, 2013, are required to register their regulated firearms via the New Resident Program. You can find more information on New Resident Registry by clicking here​.


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