Handgun Qualification License - Permit Exempt
General Info - Statewide License
A Maryland license issued by the Secretary that authorizes a person to purchase, rent, or receive a handgun.
Issued if the applicant already possesses a valid Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Applicant must possess a valid Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.
Apply for the License
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Maintaining Your License
Renewal and maintenance -
Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)
Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.
What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of State Police the legal authority to issue this approval?
Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Title 5, Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Law Title 4, Criminal Law Title 4, Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) Title 29