Maryland Concealed Carry Permit Reciprocity Map 

Everything about Maryland, Permits, and Conceal Carrying a Weapon Below.

Maryland CCW Reciprocity State Info

Maryland Reciprocity, MD Honors these permits:

Maryland will not honor any other states handgun permits.

Maryland Concealed Weapons Permits are honored in These States:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

Non-Resident Permits
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin

No Permit Needed States

The following states have permitless carry which allows anyone that can legally possess a firearm carry conceal:  Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia.  Some restrictions may apply.  Check each state for its own restrictions.

No Permit Carry Needed, With Restrictions

Idaho, North Dakota, and Wyoming Residents are allowed to Concealed Carry without a permit.

Maryland Conceal Carry Permits not Honored in these states:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming, .Washington D.C.

Maryland Conceal Carry Permit Information

Maryland CCW Application Fee

Individual$75,  $50 Active/Retired law enforcement officer from Maryland

Modification$10

Late renewal fee$5 per day, maximum of $150

Residents & Non Residents

The Maryland Wear & Carry permit is initially issued for 2 years for a new application but on subsequent renewals that increases to 3 years. It can be very difficult for an individual to obtain the permit if they cannot demonstrate a valid reason they need to carry a handgun. The permit can be easier to obtain if you have a business interest in Maryland. However, the permit would be restricted to only allow carry when you were running the business.

Handgun permits are available for non-residents. The application process for non-residents is the same as for residents. Be warned though that is nearly impossible for non-residents to obtain a carry permit. You would need to show good cause as to why you need a permit and supply police reports along with other documentation.

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Valid for How Long

  • A new or initial permit will expire 2 years after it was issued in the month the holder was born.
  • Permits that have been renewed are valid for 3 years.
  • Renewal applicants will need to complete a 8 hour firearms training course within 2 years after filing their renewal application.
  • Renewal reminders are not sent out by the licensing division, it is up to the permit holder to take note of the expiration date on their permit and begin any renewal process.

Shall Issue State

MARYLAND is a may issue state that means you must show good reason to be issued a CCW

Is Maryland an Open Carry State?

 

NO

You will need a permit to carry a handgun either concealed or openly. Although open carry is technically legal it is not advisable in this state. You would most certainly be stopped by the police and your actions could be used as a reason to revoke your permit. The only people who openly carry in Maryland are the police or security guards.

How long does it take to get a concealed weapons permit in Maryland

 

  1. You will be notified within 90 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

Maryland Concealed Permit Requirements

Requirements to qualify for a Maryland handgun permit

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Has not been convicted of a felony or of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
  • Has not been committed within the previous 10 years to any juvenile detention center for longer than one year.
  • Is not an addict or alcoholic nor has ever been convicted of an offense that involves the possession or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • Has not, based on the results of investigation, exhibited a propensity for violence or instability.
  • Must show good cause as to why you need a firearm.
  • Has completed a firearms training course.
  • Federal Law - Prohibits the following persons 

Can I carry a gun in my car in Maryland

NO

Without a permit to carry it is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in a vehicle. If you have a permit to carry then there are no restrictions on carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle.4-203 Transporting handgun

Where to Apply for Maryland Conceal Permit License and steps to take

Applications and renewals are only accepted by mail.

Maryland State Police
Licensing Division

Contact


Address1111 Reisterstown Road

CityPikesville, MD 21208

Phone(410) 653-4200

Hours


Monday – Friday8am – 4:30pm

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

    1. Complete your firearm training course, 16 hours of training is required for new applications.
    2. Have your finger prints taken at a Maryland fingerprint processing center (instructions on form).
    3. Applications are now only accepted on a PDF form which can be downloaded from our forms section. Only version 12/2012 is accepted.
    4. Once you have filled out the PDF application form print it out.
    5. You will the need to mail it with the following documents to the address below;
      • Completed application form
      • Copies of firearms training certificate
      • Passport size color photo, taken within last 30 days
      • A money order or cashiers check for $75
    6. Mail to this address;

      Maryland State Police,
      Licensing Division,
      1111 Reisterstown Road,
      Pikesville, MD 21208
      ATTN: Handgun Permit Unit

 

  1. You will be notified within 90 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.

Maryland Conceal Carry Laws

  • Notify officer of Carry

    NO

    There is no law in Maryland that states you must inform law enforcement you are carrying a firearm. However, there is a law that states you must have a valid carry permit in your possession if you carry, transport or wear a handgun. You would need to present the permit if asked by a law enforcement officer.

    Sec. 5-308 Possession of permit.

  • In Maryland, Can you Conceal Carry in bar? Conceal Carry In Liquor establishments?

    No

  • Not allowed to carry in these areas

    • Any property belong to a Public School. The law just says "Public School" but does not indicate what type of public school.
    • Demonstration - you cannot be within 1000 feet of the demonstration
    • In legislative buildings
    • On any aircraft
    • In a lodging establishment.
    • Dredge boats unless it is a 10 gauge shotgun
    • Around or inside any public buildings or grounds owned by the state.
    • Chesapeake Forest Lands
    • In any State Forests
    • In State Parks
    • Any highway rest area owned by the state, unless the weapon is properly secured within the vehicle.
    • Adult rehabilitation centers
    • Child care centers, unless it is a small center inside a residence.
    • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law. 

  • Constitutional carry

    No

  • Carry in Restaurant

    Yes

  • Carry in State Parks


    NO
    It is illegal to carry in the following areas;
    State Parks: NO - Admin code 08.07.06.04
    State/National Forests: NO - Admin code 08.07.01.04
    State Wildlife Management Areas: YES - Nat. Res. code 10.4 Sec. 4.10.408(d)
    Road Side Rest Areas: NO - Admin code 11.04.07.12

  • Premises that have signs that state no firearms allowed:

    NO

    We have not found any laws giving gun signs the force of law. However, we advise everyone to abide by any gun sign they encounter whether they are lawful or not.

Maryland Conceal Carry Application Forms

Maryland State Police
Licensing Division

Contact


Address1111 Reisterstown Road

CityPikesville, MD 21208

Phone(410) 653-4200

Hours


Monday – Friday8am – 4:30pm

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

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