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How long does the permit process take?

The process can take as long as 6 months after all requirements are met. Please be patient.  The Identification Officer is working diligently to complete your investigation. Fielding calls whose only purpose is to ask the status of the investigation just slows the process down for everyone.  Please do not call to inquire about the status of your permit until a minimum of 4 months has passed.

NOTE:  Due to restrictions put on the court system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the process could take several months longer than usual.  Please be patient.

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1. How do I schedule an appointment with the Identification Officer when I have completed my application paperwork?
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 often do I have to re-certify my Pistol/Revolver permit?
9. How do I obtain a duplicate permit should mine be lost or destroyed?
10. How long does the permit process take?
11. How can I obtain a handgun safety certificate?
12. What types of pistol permits can I apply for?
13. Where is my permit / license valid?
14. What happens if I change my address?
15. How do I find Article 400.00 Licensing and other provisions relating to firearms?
16. What is the cost of filing an amendment form or completing a transfer?
17. How do I obtain a coupon to pick up a handgun I just purchased?
18. Is there a contact number should I have additional questions?
19. 19. What are the recent changes to New York State Firearms Laws?
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  1. Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office
    Public Safety Building
    7445 County House Road
    Auburn, New York 13021

    Phone: 315-253-1222
    For Emergencies: 911

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