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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


Any related questions or concerns are to be directed to the Pistol Permit Clerk Kirsten Vanatta kvanatta@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 Class: $20.00


Pistol Permit Safety/Training Classes:


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:   The next class will be scheduled shortly.  




To be scheduled for a class, please stop by our office/call at 607-737-2937 or send an e-mail with the date you are requesting to pistolupgrade@co.chemung.ny.us Please include your Pistol Permit number or if you are an applicant ,along with this informations:Name, Date of birth , Address and Social Security Number.


New York State Pistol Permit Opt Out Form


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