Temporary Transfer Permit Details

Temporary Transfer Permit

General Info - Statewide Permit


Maryland residents who are not engaged in the business of selling firearms for profit wishing to dispose of a private collection of regulated firearms from a table or fixed display at a gun show should apply for a Temporary Transfer Permit.

A person must obtain a temporary transfer permit issued by the Secretary before the person displays a regulated firearm for sale or transfer from a table or fixed display at a gun show.


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    Approval time

  • $10.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the Permit

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

  1. The Temporary Transfer Permit is active only for the declared period of the Gun Show.

  2. The application packet must be mailed to the Licensing Division so that the packet is received by the State Police a minimum of 10 business days before the first day of the gun show to be attended.


Apply for the Permit

Ready to apply?

Maintaining Your Permit

Renewal and maintenance -

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

  1. 5 Permit Limit during a single calendar year.

Agency/Contact

Permit Issuer - Information

Who issues the permit?

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 5-130 Gun Shows.