Handgun Wear and Carry Permit
A permit issued by the Secretary of the Maryland State Police to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
An applicant between 18 and 21 years of age may only be issued a wear and carry permit to possess a regulated firearm required for employment
Has not been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more than one year has been imposed; or convicted of a criminal offense for which you could have been sentenced to more than 2 years incarceration.
Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Is not presently an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled dangerous substance unless under legitimate medical direction.
Based on an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability that may reasonably render the person’s possession of a handgun a danger to the person or others.
Has a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun, such as finding that the permit is necessary as a reasonable precaution against danger.
As of October 1, 2013, has successfully completed the Maryland State Police approved firearms training course within 2 year prior to submitting the original or renewal application.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my permit?
Maintaining Your Permit
Renewal after 2-3 Years, Depending on Permit
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your permit
Under Maryland Public Safety Article 5-310:
The Secretary may revoke a permit on a finding that the holder:
(1) does not meet the qualifications described in § 5-306 of this subtitle; or
(2) violated § 5-308 of this subtitle.