Sec. 29.03.01.45. Dealer’s License — Application  


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  • A. A dealer’s license application is required for each place of business where the applicant intends to sell or rent regulated firearms.

    B. A dealer’s license application shall be submitted in the format prescribed by the Secretary.

    C. The dealer’s license application shall include:

    (1) The applicant’s name, address, driver’s license or photographic identification soundex number, place and date of birth, height, weight, race, sex, eye and hair color, occupation, and home and work telephone numbers;

    (2) A clear and recognizable photograph of the applicant, taken and submitted in the manner prescribed by the Secretary on the application, unless the photograph has been submitted with an application within the preceding 5 years;

    (3) A complete set of the applicant’s fingerprints, taken and submitted in the manner prescribed by the Secretary on the application, unless the fingerprints have been submitted with an application within the preceding 5 years;

    (4) A copy of the applicant’s current valid federal firearms license;

    (5) A copy of the applicant’s current retail sales tax license;

    (6) A copy of the applicant’s current trader’s license, if an inventory is maintained;

    (7) Authorization by the applicant to the Maryland Department of Health, or any other similar agency or department of another state, to disclose to the Department of State Police information as to whether the applicant:

    (a) Suffers from a mental disorder and has a history of violent behavior;

    (b) Has been voluntarily admitted for more than 30 consecutive days to a mental health facility or an institution that provides treatment or services for individuals with mental disorders; or

    (c) Has been involuntarily committed to a mental health facility or an institution that provides treatment or services for individuals with mental disorders;

    (8) A declaration by the applicant, under the penalty of perjury, that the applicant is not prohibited under federal or State law from possessing a firearm; and

    (9) A declaration by the applicant, under the penalty of perjury, that all information in the application is true and accurate.

    D. The application shall contain the following required statement: “Any false information supplied or statement made in this application is a crime which is punishable by imprisonment for a period of not more than 3 years or a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.”

    E. The application must include a signature by the applicant and be notarized.

    F. The application must be accompanied by a nonrefundable payment of $50.

    G. If an applicant is a corporation, a corporate officer who is a resident of the State shall complete and execute the application.

    H. A dealer’s license expires on the first June 30 after its effective date, unless renewed under Regulation .49 of this chapter.