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Pistol Permits

The Pistol Permit Office is open for walk-ins

Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30 am - 1:45 pm and 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm


The fee for the Application is $15.00 each and you must have EXACT CHANGE, CASH ONLY

Please do not use this link to schedule fingerprints.  You will be scheduled for fingerprints upon turning in a completed application. 


 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.  The Chemung County Sheriff's Office is offering the required pistol permit course classes for both NYS and Bradford County, PA residents.   You cannot register for the safety  class until a completed application is on file with our office. Our next class is being offered as follows on as follows:


May 19, 2022 at 5:30 pm at the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood, Elmira Heights, NY  14903.  (This class is now FULL)


Please call the office at 607-737-2937 to register.



The Pistol Permit Office regular hours are Tuesday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 1:45 PM and 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM., and is closed on Fridays and Holidays. 


 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 Amanda Lord at alord@chemungcountyny.gov 


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:  $ 107.00    

Amendments: $ 3.00

Purchase Coupon:  $ 1.00

Transfers:  $5.00

Issuance/Update Permit Fee:  $ 25.00

Pistol Permit/Safety Training Class: $20.00




New York State Pistol Permit Opt Out Form


Click here for more New York State gun laws



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