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 State Police Licensing Division

CHANGES ARE COMING TO THE MARYLAND WEAR AND CARRY PERMIT (HANDGUN PERMIT) APPLICATION

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve customer service, the Maryland State Police is proud to announce that the application process for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit (handgun permit) will be moving online and into the Licensing Portal beginning Oct. 1, 2019.  Paper handgun permit applications postmarked or hand delivered on or before Sept. 30, 2019, will be accepted and will be processed as per current procedures.  Paper Wear and Carry applications submitted on or after Oct. 1, 2019, will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant with instructions to submit the handgun permit application online via the Licensing Portal.

 

 

 

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 - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
Main Number

​410.653.4500

Commander

​Captain Andrew Rossignol

Assistant Commander ​Lieutenant Padraic Lacy

 
 
 

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​to access:
  • the 77R Application for Purchase
    of a Regulated Firearm



to access:
  • Handgun Qualification License (HQL)​
  • Qualified Handgun Instructor
  • LEOSA
  • Intercept Devices/K9 (LE Only)  




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Or, click one of the links below to proceed to your area of interest.

 
 
 
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