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Firearms Registration and License to Carry

ALERT: Modified Operations to MPD Headquarters Begins Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Metropolitan Police Department is the agency responsible for registering firearms in the District of Columbia. By being familiar with the law and the process, you will be able to quickly and easily register your weapon and ensure that you are in compliance with the District’s laws regarding proper registration and safekeeping of your weapon. If you wish to register a firearm or apply for a License to Carry a handgun, both must be done through an appointment (scheduling link below).

Individuals must make an appointment through the link below to obtain requests for records in person.

Service Contact: 
Firearms Registration Branch
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-4275
Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm