DEAR PISTOL PERMIT HOLDER:
New York State’s recently passed gun law the “NY SAFE ACT” includes the ability for pistol permit
holders to "Opt-Out" and request that their information be kept private and confidential.
The "Opt-Out" form is now available at any Erie County Auto Bureau or download and print by clicking the link below:
The law provides 60-days (expires April 15, 2013) for permit holders to exercise this “opt-out” provision and 120 day moratorium (expires May 15, 2013) before someone can make a request for pistol records. We encourage pistol permit holders who want assurance that their records will be kept private from public disclosure to complete the form immediately and fax to 716-858-6550 or mail to:
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs
c/o Pistol Permit Office
92 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
As always, if you have any additional questions regarding NYSAFE Act, the "Opt-Out" provision or any other information in regards to pistol permits, please call 1-855-GUN-LAWS (1-855-529-4867) Monday through Friday during normal business hours or e-mail my office at ErieCountyClerkOffice@erie.gov.
Erie County Clerk