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Wear And Carry Application Process Underway

September 10th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve customer service, the Maryland State Police is proud to announce that the application process for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit will be transitioned from a hand-written paper application to the online Licensing Portal. 


Beginning Oct. 1, 2019, those applying for a Maryland Wear and Carry Permit will complete and submit the application online. Individuals will be able to apply online using a computer, tablet or mobile phone, regardless of the operating system.  All current web browsers are also supported by the Licensing Portal. 


Paper Wear and Carry Permit applications postmarked or hand delivered on or before Sept. 30, 2019, will be accepted and will be processed as per current procedures.  Paper Wear and Carry applications submitted on or after Oct. 1, 2019 will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant with instructions to submit the Wear and Carry Permit application via the Licensing Portal.


Little has changed in the questions and documentation requirements to complete the application process.  Applicants will continue to provide the same information currently required on the paper Wear and Carry Permit application. All required documentation, including the passport-sized photograph and Livescan fingerprint receipt, can easily be uploaded by the applicant prior to submission of the application.


Applicants will be required to have a valid email account.  This will give the applicant the ability to see the most current status of their application and allow the Maryland State Police Licensing Division to send notifications, follow-up and reminder correspondence.  Applicants who already have a Licensing Portal account will not be required to create a new account.  These applicants will use their current 77R Portal account login credentials to continue logging into the Licensing Portal. 

2 Responses to “Wear And Carry Application Process Underway”

  1. September 10, 2019 at 3:17 pm, Brian said:

    So now you can get turned down by the People’s Republic of Maryland online great progress


    • September 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm, dave said:

      > Brian, agreed!


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