Pistol Permits

Erie County Pistol Permits

Locations & Hours

Buffalo Office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Closed Wednesdays)
Cheektowaga (Auto Bureau) Office Mondays 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (No Paper Permits & Credit Card Only)
Elma (Town Hall) Office Fridays 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (No Paper Permits & Credit Card Only)

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 and criminal and mental hygiene record checks, 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