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Pistol Permits


Thank you for taking the time to visit the Erie County Pistol Permit website.  Our office hours follow the Erie County Clerk's Office hours except we are closed to the public on Wednesdays.

The Erie County Clerk's Office processes Pistol Permits for Erie County residents under terms of appropriate New York State laws.  Following the completion of an application and criminal background checks, final approval or denial of a permit is the decision of an Erie County Court Judge or New York State Supreme Court Justice.

Erie County has a large community of Pistol permit holders and is prepared to provide services to both new and existing residents.  Below you will find links to printable forms and other helpful resources.

Forms & Resources
Application Packet (see rules) Change of Address
NYS State PPB-3 Application (see sample) Duplicate Permit
Add Firearm/Co-Registration Permit Close-Out Guide
Request for Transfer of License Transfer of Estate Form
Upgrade Form NYS Assault Weapon Registration
Opt-Out Form NYS SAFE Act


Pistol permit Contact Info
Erie County Pistol Permit Office (716) 858-6600
Erie County Pistol Permit Fax (716) 858-6550
NYS SAFE Act 1-855-529-4867
New Application $20.00
Duplicate Permit $18.00
*Plastic Card Fee $2.00
Transfer County (see transfers details) $8.00 & $5.00
2" x 2" Application Photo (front offfice) $10.00
Name Change $3.00
Address Change $3.00
Handgun Registration $3.00
Handgun Removal $3.00

*Plastic Card Fee Applys to all plastic card transactions

*Please Do Not Send Cash in the Mail