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29.03.02.00.htm 29.03.02.00. Title 29 DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE Subtitle 03 WEAPONS REGULATIONS Chapter 02 Handgun Permit Unit Authority: Public Safety Article, Title 5, Subtitle 3; Criminal Law Article, §4-202; Annotated Code of Maryland
29.03.02.01.htm 29.03.02.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Board” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-301(b) Annotated Code of Maryland.. 2) “Central Repository” has the meaning stated in Public Safety Article, §5-117.1(f)1) Annotated Code of Maryland.3) “Designated security personnel” means an individual who receives a handgun permit for employment purposes and is a:a) Holder of a special police commission;.
29.03.02.02.htm 29.03.02.02. 02 Generally.. A. Pursuant to Public Safety Article, §5-306(a) Annotated Code of Maryland, the Secretary shall issue handgun permits under specified conditions.B. Unless otherwise provided by law, a person shall have a valid permit in their possession to carry, wear, or transport a handgun.C. A valid permit must satisfy all the requirements set forth in this chapter, including any limitations or restrictions imposed by the Secretary.D. A permit holder may not wear, carry, or transpo
29.03.02.03.htm 29.03.02.03. 03 Eligibility.. A. Qualifications. In accordance with Public Safety Article, §5-306, Annotated Code of Maryland, a person is eligible for issuance of a handgun permit only if the person:1) Is an adult;. 2) Is not prohibited from possessing a handgun under COMAR 29.03.01.03 or otherwise prohibited from purchasing or possessing a handgun under federal or State law;3) Has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for which a sentence of imprisonment for more t
29.03.02.04.htm 29.03.02.04. 04 Application.. A. The handgun permit application shall be submitted in the format prescribed by the Secretary.. B. The permit application shall include:. 1) The applicant’s name, address, driver’s license or photographic identification soundex number, place and date of birth, height, weight, race, sex, eye and hair color, occupation, and home and work telephone numbers;2) Proof of the applicant’s completion of, or exemption from, a Handgun Permit Training Course with
29.03.02.05.htm 29.03.02.05. 05 Training Requirement.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, a person applying to obtain or renew a handgun permit shall complete a Handgun Permit Training Course and submit a Handgun Permit Training Certificate issued by a Qualified Handgun Instructor. The submission of the Handgun Permit Training Certificate shall constitute proof that the applicant satisfactorily completed a Handgun Permit Training Course.
29.03.02.06.htm 29.03.02.06. 06 False or Omitted Information.. A. An applicant shall not provide false information on an application for a permit, or omit significant information on the application, or cause false information to be given in connection with the verification investigation.B. Any knowing material omission or false statement may be considered grounds for denial of a permit or for criminal prosecution.
29.03.02.07.htm 29.03.02.07. 07 Investigation.. A. Upon receipt of a properly completed application, the Secretary shall conduct an investigation of the applicant for the purpose of determining whether the applicant possesses the qualifications for a permit.B. Information discovered during the investigation may be used against an applicant who has provided false or misleading information or has omitted information on the application.
29.03.02.08.htm 29.03.02.08. 08 Issuance and Denial.. A. In accordance with Public Safety Article, §5-306(a) Annotated Code of Maryland, the Secretary shall issue a permit or provide a written denial of the application within a reasonable time after receiving a properly completed application.B. A properly completed application must satisfy all the requirements prescribed by the Secretary.. C. A written denial provided by the Secretary shall contain the reasons the application was denied a
29.03.02.09.htm 29.03.02.09. 09 Change of Address or Employment.. A. If a permit holder’s address or employment changes, the permit holder shall provide written notification to the Secretary within 10 days of the change.B. Failure to notify the Secretary within ten days may be grounds for revocation of the permit by the Secretary.
29.03.02.10.htm 29.03.02.10. 10 Lost or Stolen Permit.. A. If a handgun permit is lost or stolen, the permit holder shall provide written notification to the Secretary within 10 days after discovery of the loss or theft.B. The written notification shall be accompanied by a notarized affidavit, under oath, stating that the permit has been lost or stolen.C. Failure to notify the Secretary within 10 days may be grounds for revocation of the permit by the Secretary.
29.03.02.11.htm 29.03.02.11. 11 Replacement or Modification.. A. A person may submit a request to the Secretary for a replacement permit if:. 1) The permit was lost or stolen; or. 2) The permit needs to be modified.. B. A request for a replacement permit must be accompanied by a nonrefundable fee of $10, unless the replacement permit is a result of action by the Handgun Permit Review Board.C. Upon receipt of a properly submitted request, the Secretary shall issue a replacement permit with
29.03.02.12.htm 29.03.02.12. 12 Renewal.. A. A permit may be renewed for successive periods of 3 years.. B. The permit renewal application shall be submitted in the format prescribed by the Secretary.. C. The permit renewal application shall include:. 1) The applicant’s name, address, driver’s license or photographic identification soundex number, place and date of birth, height, weight, race, sex, eye and hair color, occupation, and home and work telephone numbers;
29.03.02.13.htm 29.03.02.13. 13 Revocation.. A. The Secretary may revoke a permit on a finding that the permit holder:. 1) No longer satisfies the qualifications set forth in Public Safety Article, §5-306, Annotated Code of Maryland; or2) Failed to carry the permit in the holder’s possession whenever the holder carried, wore, or transported a handgun.B. The Secretary shall provide written notification to a person whose permit is revoked.. C. A written notice of revocation shall contain th
29.03.02.14.htm 29.03.02.14. 14 Appeal.. A. Informal Review.. 1) A person whose original or renewal permit application is denied or whose permit is revoked or limited may submit a written request to the Secretary for an informal review within 10 days after receipt of the notice of denial, revocation, or limitation.2) Upon receipt of a valid request, the Secretary shall review the action under informal review and may include a personal interview of the person requesting the informal revi3) The Secretary shall su
29.03.02.9999.htm 29.03.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: May 26, 1976 (3:11 Md. R. 592). Regulation .02B amended effective January 2, 1984 (10:25 Md. R. 2270). Regulation .07 amended effective November 17, 1978 (5:23 Md. R. 1741) January 2, 1984 (10:25 Md. R. 2270)Regulation .08 amended effective January 2, 1984 (10:25 Md. R. 2270). Regulation .11 repealed and new Regulation .11 adopted effective October 29, 1990 (17:21 Md. R. 2530)
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