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 must have a "good and substantial reason" for the issuance of a wear and carry permit and must submit documentation to support the good and substantial reason requested.
The applicant mustmeet the qualifications as described in Maryland Public Safety Article 5-306
Examples of documentation types are located in the instructional portion of the wear and carry permit 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.