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The permit may be issued if the Secretary finds that the applicant:
Is 18 years of age or older.
Has not been convicted of a felony, or of a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
Has not been convicted of a crime involving the possession, use, or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Is not an alcoholic, addict, or habitual user of a controlled substance.
Based on the results of an investigation, has not exhibited a propensity for violence or instability.
Based on the results of an investigation, has demonstrated a "good and substantial reason" to carry a handgun, including a finding that the permit is "necessary as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger."
If an applicant is under the age of 30, the applicant is only qualified if the Secretary of the State Police finds that the applicant has not been:
Committed to a detention, training, or correctional institution for juveniles for longer than one year after an adjudication of delinquency.
Adjudicated a delinquent by a juvenile court for an act that would be a crime of violence, a felony, or punishable by more than 2 years, if committed by an adult.
The Secretary, in his discretion, may add restrictions to the permit including limiting the location, circumstances or time at which the handgun may be carried.
The Secretary may charge a $75.00 nonrefundable fee payable upon submission of the application. The renewal fee is $50.00, and a duplicate or modified permit is $10.00. These fees may be reduced accordingly for a permit that is limited in time and place.
The permit is valid for two years after its issuance and expires on the last day of the holder’s birth month. Subsequent renewals are valid for periods of three years each. A permit holder must carry his permit whenever he carries, wears or transports a handgun. The permit is valid for each handgun legally in the possession of the person to whom the permit is issued.
It is unlawful for a permit holder to carry a handgun while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A person who is denied a permit, is denied renewal, has his permit revoked, or has a permit limited as to time and place may request the Secretary of the State Police to conduct an informal review. A written request must be filed with the Secretary within 10 days after receiving written notice of the Secretary’s initial action. Alternatively, a person may request that the Handgun Permit Review Board review the decision of the Secretary by filing a written request within 10 days of the Secretary’s initial action.