How do I apply for a permit?
  • Obtain an application packet and, carefully following the instructions on the cover sheet, fully complete the application.
  • Have the application notarized prior to submitting your application.
  • Provide a valid New York State driver’s license or military photo identification.
  • Submit processing fees.
  • Submit an original accepted handgun safety certificate.
  • Application processing is conducted only by appointment by calling the Special Services Section at 315-253-4148. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • A set of fingerprint and photographs will be taken at the time your application is submitted.

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1. Are there current restrictions to apply for a pistol permit due to COVID?
2. What is the basic criteria for applying for a permit?
3. Can a pistol permit application be mailed or faxed to me?
4. How do I apply for a permit?
5. What are the required fees of a new permit application?
6. What types of criminal arrest / offenses must I disclose?
7. How long will my permit remain valid?
8. How do I obtain a duplicate permit should mine be lost or destroyed?
9. How long does the permit process take?
10. How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?
11. What types of pistol permits can I apply for?
12. Where is my permit / license valid?
13. How do I find Article 400.00 Licensing and other provisions relating to firearms?
14. What happens if I change my address?
15. What is the cost of filing an amendment form or completing a transfer?
16. How do I obtain a coupon to pick up a handgun I just purchased?
17. Is there a contact number should I have additional questions?