2021 Maryland Statutes
Public Safety
Title 5 - Firearms
Subtitle 3 - Handgun Permits
Section 5-309 - Term and Renewal of Permit

    (a)    Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section, a permit expires on the last day of the holder’s birth month following 2 years after the date the permit is issued.

    (b)    Subject to subsection (c) of this section, a permit may be renewed for successive periods of 3 years each if, at the time of an application for renewal, the applicant possesses the qualifications for the issuance of a permit and pays the renewal fee stated in this subtitle.

    (c)    A person who applies for a renewal of a permit is not required to be fingerprinted unless the Secretary requires a set of the person’s fingerprints to resolve a question of the person’s identity.

    (d)    The Secretary may establish an alternative expiration date for a permit to coincide with the expiration of a license, certification, or commission for:

        (1)    a private detective under Title 13 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article;

        (2)    a security guard under Title 19 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article; or

        (3)    a special police officer under § 3–306 of this article.

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