Handgun Qualification License - Permit Exempt Details

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.


  • Valid from approval date

    for

  • - s

    Approval time

  • $0.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Applicant must possess a valid Maryland Wear and Carry Permit.


Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance - Valid from approval date for

Maintaining your License (aka Related forms/requirements to maintain License/stay in good standing)

  1. Submit the renewal application 90 days prior to expiration.

Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of State Police

Contact Information

Licensing Division HQL Section

Tel: (410) 653-4457 / Fax: (410) 653-4036

Work hours:



Legal Authority

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