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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.   THE PISTOL PERMIT OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED AT NOON ON 10/30/18 AND REOPEN AT 8:30 AM ON 10/31/18.  THE OFFICE WILL ALSO BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON 11/01/18.

 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




Fees involved in acquiring a permit are as follows are to be paid with CASH ONLY:  Applications MUST be purchased in the CCSO Pistol Permit Office, we do NOT accept forms downloaded from the internet.


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 by CASH ONLY).  It is necessary to arrive at 8:00 AM to check-in, so that the class can start promptly at 8:30 AM. 


The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is offering the required pistol permit course on January 5, 2019 for both NYS and Bradford County, PA residents.   The class will be held at the HRC Building at 425 Pennsylvania  Ave., Elmira, NY  14904 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  The class will be limited to a maximum of 150 attendees.  You MUST register, NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.   You cannot register for the safety  class until a completed application is on file with our office. 



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  and Address.



New York State Pistol Permit Opt Out Form


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