General Info

Handgun Qualification License - Standard

Statewide License

A Maryland license issued by the Secretary that authorizes a person to purchase, rent, or receive a handgun.

The Handgun Qualification License is only needed for purchasing, transferring, or renting a regulated firearm after 10/1/13. A License is not necessary to own a gun you already have.

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Valid for 10 Years Revised : No Date
30 Days Approval time
$50 Application cost
10-15 mins Average completion time

How to get your license?

Obtaining the License

Steps, requirements and documents

Requirements for the Handgun Qualification License can be found here.


How do I apply?

Apply or register

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How do I maintain or renew my license?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal after 10 Years

You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license

Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.

License issuer

Agency/Contact

Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of State Police
mdsp.maryland.gov

Contact information

Licensing Division HQL Section
Tel: (410) 653-4457 / Fax: (410) 653-4036
Work hours: 8:00am-4:30pm

Address: 1111 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208

Where can I find more information?

Resources and Links

Visit the following websites for additional information


How do I apply?

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