Pistol Permits

Erie County Pistol Permits

Locations & Hours

Buffalo Office Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cheektowaga Office (Auto Bureau) Mondays 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Plastic Permit Holders Only & Payment form: Credit Card, Check or Money Order Only)
Elma Office (Town Hall) Fridays 9:30 am - 4:00 pm (Plastic Permit Holders Only & Payment form: Credit Card, Check or Money Order Only) 

CLOSED JANUARY 17th due to no heat at Elma Town Hall

New Applicants

The Erie County Clerk's Office processes Pistol Permits for Erie County residents under terms of applicable New York State law. Following the receipt of a completed application as well as criminal & mental hygiene record checks, the approval or denial of a permit is the decision of the Erie County Supreme Court Justice who serves as the Licensing Officer.  

Pistol License Holders

The Licensing Officer recommends that you take a “conceal carry” class from a certified instructor in addition to the mandatory safety course. The “conceal carry” class is deemed an advanced course and requires that participants have obtained a pistol permit prior to enrolling. Please note that this office is unable to recommend specific instructors.

NRA Certified Instructors

The Erie County Clerk's Office is looking to have better communication with its instructors in Erie County. Please register below to receive information about any changes that may be happening in our office.

NRA Instructor Registration

Office Fees

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 office) $10.00
Name Change $3.00
Address Change $3.00
Handgun Registration $3.00
Handgun Removal $3.00

*Plastic Card Fee Applies to all plastic card transactions

*Please Do Not Send Cash in the Mail