Handgun Permit Review Board
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:
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whose application for a handgun permit, or renewal of a permit, has been rejected or limited, or whose permit has been revoked may ask the Board to review the decision of the Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.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 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 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 5th 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 Senate advice and consent (Article 27, §36E).
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.