In 2004, Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code, Section 926B & 926C, were amended with the enactment of H.R. 218, “The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act.” This amendment allows for the carrying of concealed firearms by qualified retired law enforcement officers in the United States, The District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
Retired and separated law enforcement officers who have license to carry a pistol under HR-218 must renew their license on a yearly basis. DC concealed carry pistol licenses must be renewed every two years. MPD offers online renewal services for both types of licenses. The online option will allow you to complete the required form and submit it along with your payment for processing. The Firearms Registration Unit staff will review your submitted application and send a reply to your request through the online portal. Once your renewal application has been approved a new license will be mailed to you. As an additional convenience, you may use the site to update your license details, including your address.