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Pistol Permits

 The Pistol Permit Office regular hours is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM., and is closed Mondays and and Fridays and Holidays.  No appointment is necessary.


All questions concerning :

1) Application for a new license

2) Upgrade of a current license

3) Transfer either into or out of this county

4) Amendments to a current license (buy/sell)

5) Co-registering of weapons

or any related questions or concerns are to be directed to the Pistol Permit Clerk, Simona Bermingham: email is:  sbermingham@co.chemung.ny.us


The current volume of business each day does not permit time to conduct any business via phone.


Fees involved in acquiring a permit are as follows:


Application:    $ 15.00

Fingerprints:  $ 105.50     

Amendments: $ 3.00

Purchase Coupon:  $ 1.00

Transfers:  $5.00

Issuance/Update Permit Fee:  $ 25.00


Pistol Permit Safety/Training Classes:

The classes will be conducted at the Human Resource Building (old Southside High School) off Pennsylvania Avenue.

Classes are required for any current pistol license holder seeking an upgrade to UNRESTRICTED as well as new applicants seeking an UNRESTRICTED pistol license.  All classes are on Saturday - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  Cost is $20.00 (payable at the time of class).  It is necessary to arrive at 8:00 AM to check-in, so that the class can start promptly at 8:30 AM. 


Class Date:  Saturday, September 27th, 2014 




To be scheduled for a class, please send an e-mail with the date you are requesting to pistolupgrade@co.chemung.ny.us Please include if you currently hold a Chemung County Pistol Permit license or if you are a new applicant for a Pistol Permit. 


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