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 at our Downtown office.  Alternativly we have opened a satellite location on Wednesdays to PLASTIC PERMIT card holders at Cheektowaga Town Hall located at 3301 Broadway every Wednesday from 10am-3:45pm. Please be signed in no later than 3:30 pm. New permit applications WILL NOT be accepted at this location.  More info here

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) UPDATED - Pistol License Re-Certification
NYS State PPB-3 Application (see sample) Change of Address by Mail
NICS Check Procedures Duplicate Permit
Private Sale 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 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