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Handgun Permit Review Board

The Handgun Permit Review Board will be meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd and May 17th, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Centralized Hiring Training Room, located at 6776 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD 21215. There are five hearings scheduled for each meeting.

The Handgun Permit Review Board (HPRB) was established in 1972 (Chapter 13, Acts of 1972) to review Maryland State Police decisions regarding handgun permits. A handgun permit application can be obtained from State Police by clicking the following link:

Handgun Permit Application

Any person whose application for a handgun permit, or renewal of a permit, has been rejected or limited, or whose permit has been revoked may ask the board to review the decision of the superintendent of the Maryland State Police. The board can sustain, reverse, or modify the decision of the superintendent based on a hearing conducted to establish the facts.

The Handgun Permit Review Board meets the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at 6776 Reisterstown Road (west side of Reisterstown Road Plaza Mall) in the Central Hiring Unit Conference Room (first floor) Baltimore, MD, 21215. The board may meet on the fifth Tuesday of a month, but any such meeting will be announced on this website. Be advised that a part or all of any meeting of the Handgun Permit Review Board may be conducted in closed session pursuant to law.

The Governor appoints the board's five members from the general public to three-year terms, with the advice and consent of the Senate (Public Safety Article, §5-302).

The HPRB's new policy and procedures will be forthcoming.

No firearms allowed unless accompanied by a state-issued badge permitting the possession of handguns on state property or law enforcement officials on official duty.

Requirements to Access State Facilities

Contact Info

Handgun Permit Review Board
300 E. Joppa Road
Suite 1000
Towson, MD 21286
Russell Neverdon
Contact Person

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