What are the laws around carrying a concealed handgun, and how do I apply for a permit?

In 2015, the State of Maine passed a law which changed the requirements for residents who want to carry a concealed handgun.  Please click here to read about the updated law and its requirements.  You can also download the State of Maine Laws Relating to Permits to Carry Concealed Handguns booklet, which has additional information. 

If, after reviewing the information provided by the State of Maine, you decide you'd like to apply for a permit from the Cumberland Police Department, you can click below to download our application and for instructions on properly completing the application.

We've also included some Frequently Asked Questions about the permitting process.  If you take a few minutes to review the information provided by the State of Maine and by our department, you will be thoroughly prepared if you decide to submit an application!