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. Are there times outside of normal business hours that I can complete amendments to my pistol permit (add/delete handgun, address change, etc)?
3. How do I schedule an appointment with the Identification Officer when I have completed my application paperwork?
4. What is the basic criteria for applying for a permit?
5. Can a pistol permit application be mailed or faxed to me?
6. How do I apply for a permit?
7. What are the required fees of a new permit application?
8. What types of criminal arrest / offenses must I disclose?
9. How long will my permit remain valid?
10. How do I obtain a duplicate permit should mine be lost or destroyed?
11. How long does the permit process take?
12. How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?
13. What types of pistol permits can I apply for?
14. Where is my permit / license valid?
15. What happens if I change my address?
16. How do I find Article 400.00 Licensing and other provisions relating to firearms?
17. What is the cost of filing an amendment form or completing a transfer?
18. How do I obtain a coupon to pick up a handgun I just purchased?
19. Is there a contact number should I have additional questions?