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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 ON THURSDAY 9/19/19.

 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@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


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.  Classes will be held 9/21/19, 10/19/19, 11/9/19 and 12/14/19.  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 classes for both NYS and Bradford County, PA residents.   The class will be held at the Chemung County Sheriff's Office at 203 William St., Elmira, NY  14901 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  The class will be limited to a maximum of 40 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@chemungcountyny.gov

 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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