ALERT: Effective January 4, 2021, a new Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) began offering handgun transfer services to the public. Pursuant to D.C. Official Code § 7-2504.10, because there are now active FFLs offering services to the public, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will no longer provide handgun transfer services. All new FFL business will go through private FFL dealers. All business originally received by MPD will be completed by MPD.
Applications to for a Concealed Carry License -- both new and renewals -- are below.
Addtionally, you may be able to complete Concealed Carry and HR-218 Renewal Requests ONLINE by visiting the MPD e-Commerce Portal.
- Instructions for Submitting an Application for a Concealed Carry Pistol License
- Concealed Carry Pistol License Application
PLEASE NOTE: You must submit this application in person. Please call (202) 671-6705 for an appointment.
If you have any questions, please contact the Firearms Registration Branch at (202) 727-4275.