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)
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.
- Registering\Deleting\Changes\Transfers\Deaths\Lost or Stolen Permits
- Recertification & Safe Act Information
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.
|*Plastic Card Fee||$2.00|
|Transfer County (see transfers details)||$8.00 & $5.00|
|2" x 2" Application Photo (front office)||$10.00|
*Plastic Card Fee Applies to all plastic card transactions
*Please Do Not Send Cash in the Mail