Maryland State Police

PIKESVILLE — Maryland State Police Licensing Division is issuing a reminder concerning the reinstatement of legal time authorizations for licenses, permits, registrations, and authorizations.

On March 12, 2020, Governor Larry Hogan issued an Executive Order suspending the legal time authorizations due to the proclaimed state-of-emergency and catastrophic health emergency pandemic related to COVID-19. This Executive Order applied to all licenses, permits and registrations issued or required by the Maryland Department of State Police Licensing Division. The order was then extended through June 30, 2021.

Any license, permit or registration that has expired during the time period covered by the Executive Order (March 12, 2020 through June 30, 2021), will require the appropriate renewal application or registration to be submitted in order to remain current after the June 30th expiration of the Executive Order.

Licenses, permits and registrations issued by the Maryland Department of State Police Licensing Division affected by this Executive Order include, but may not be limited to the following:

Machine Gun Registration / Renewal

Qualified Handgun Instructor License

Wear and Carry (Handgun) Permit

Security Guard Certifications and Agencies


Private Detective Certifications and Agencies

MD Regulated Firearm Dealers License

Security Systems Technicians and Agencies

MD New Resident Registration

Special Police Commissions

Certain renewal applications have specific requirements that must be followed to avoid expiration of the permit, license or registration. Please refer to the MDSP Licensing Division website to review specific renewal requirements. To ensure that renewal applications are processed before June 30, 2021, it is suggested that you file your application as soon as possible.

For further assistance, please contact the specific unit of the Licensing Division at below email addresses: — Regulated firearm purchase/transfer application — Handgun qualification license application — Handgun carry permit application

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