How do I get my gun and submit my application for a CCW in D.C.?
Please read the following instructions to get started with your firearms transfer.
1. Purchase your firearm and have it shipped to us at DCSA. Please have seller email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our FFL. They will need to provide a copy of their FFL as well if this is a non-private sale.
2. Once Firearm is received an associate at DCSA will contact you to schedule an appointment to initiate the transfer process. At your DCSA appointment the process will entail:
a. Paying $125 transfer fee per firearm. (Only required to pay initial transfer fee of $125 to reserve appointment for 1 firearm. $50 discount will be applied to each additional firearm being processed within the same appointment per individual.)
b. Providing photo identification, proof of residency in the District of Columbia (e.g., a valid DC operator’s permit, DC vehicle registration card, lease agreement for a residence in the District, the deed to your home, or other legal document showing DC residency).
c. Complete phase 1 of your Federal Firearms Transaction Record (ATF-4473)
d. Completion of a National Instant Criminal Background Check (FBI Background Check)
e. Complete MPD Statement of Eligibility
f. Complete MPD Application for Firearms Registration Certificate
3. Next you will be directed to MPD to complete the Firearms Registration Process. The following will be required:
a. Show proof that you met the requirement for Firearm Safety Training Course.
b. Provide 1 form of photo identification (if born outside the U.S. also bring valid passport)
c. Provide 2 proofs of residency in the District of Columbia (e.g., a valid DC operator’s permit, DC vehicle registration card, lease agreement for a residence in the District, the deed to your home, or other legal document showing DC residency)
f. Firearm sales receipt (or document proving ownership)
e. Pay $48 ($13 for application for registration and $35 for Fingerprinting Services)
Please contact the MPD Firearms Registration Branch to schedule an appointment and inquire about additional requirements before arriving:
MPD Service Contact: Firearms Registration Branch
Contact Phone: (202) 671-6705
4. Complete the Firearm Transfer process. With your firearm registered, DCSA will collect your registration documents from MPD. Once this information is received, DCSA will contact you to schedule your close-out appointment to complete the transfer process. At this appointment you will:
a. Complete phase 2 (final) of your Federal Firearms Transaction Record (ATF-4473) providing final signatures accepting firearm
b. Receive your firearm registration certificate and any pertinent document from MPD
c. Take possession of your firearm
What are the steps to apply for an MD W&C?
MD Wear and Carry Steps:
Create your account on The EMDSP link attached. https://licensingportal.mdsp.maryland.gov/MSPBridgeClient/#/home
Answer pertinent questions on the application pertaining to your demographic, background and prerequisites.
Get Live-Scan Fingerprints that are acceptable for the MD Wear and Carry.
Gather documents pertaining to your “Good Reason”. For Example, if your reason for carrying is because of your business, then you need to gather and upload articles of organization and proof of income, further instructions are provided in the application.
Upload any other needed documents that may help you validate your reason for applying.
Upload MD Score sheet that was given to you by your instructor.
Submit your application.
You may or may not have an interview where you are asked questions about your reasons.
How do I get an MD Wear and Carry?
The MD Wear and carry is pretty simple to get but there are certain steps that we need to follow because MD is a "May-Issue" state. This means that the state police "May-Issue" you a license if you have a good reason. After this course completion, you will have the paperwork required to apply for an MD Wear and Carry license. Let us know what questions you may have.