(SB 281 Firearm Safety Act) Relief/Restoration Information

In accordance with the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, individuals who are voluntarily admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility (either state, private or acute general), for a period of 30 consecutive days or more, or involuntarily certified and retained by an Administrative Law Judge may have to surrender their firearms and will be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm unless an individual is granted relief from firearm disqualification. DHMH makes available to persons who are prohibited from possessing certain firearms a process to apply for relief from these prohibitions.


  The following Relief and Restoration work flow will outline how the relief process is conducted within DHMH.


The following forms are needed to initiate the Appeal for Relief of Firearm Disqualifications.

DHMH 4751 Application for Relief of Firearm Disqualification
DHMH 4753 Authorization Letter
DHMH 4752 Attestation of Character
DHMH 4754 Mental Health - Crim Just Records
DHMH 4755 Request for Hearing


 For more information on the Maryland Senate Bill Firearm Safety Act of 2013 visit the following link.
  For more information on gun application and firearm certification visit the Maryland State Police at:


  Questions? or if you need information on the DHMH Relief process please call the Office of Forensic Services (OFS) at 410 724-3172