Regulated Firearms Dealers License Details

Regulated Firearms Dealers License

General Info - Statewide License

Needed to do business as a regulated firearms dealer in the State of Maryland. 

A person must lawfully possess a dealer's license issued by the Secretary before the person engages in the business of selling, renting, or transferring regulated firearms.

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    Approval time

  • $25.0 - $50.0

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

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

  1. Must have a Federal Firearms License prior to applying to be regulated firearms dealer.

  2. Trader's License if an inventory is maintained.

  3. MD Sales and Use Tax License.

  4. Photograph of applicant.

  5. Fingerprints (initial application only).

Apply for the License

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your License

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. Renew license annually before June 30th.


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of State Police

Contact Information

Sgt. Jason Edwards

Tel: (410) 653-4508 / 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?

Public Safety Title 5