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.

If you have applied for or plan to apply a Full Conceal Carry Permit it is recommended by the Judge that you take a NRA Certified Conceal Carry class from an NRA instructor to get the "upgrade" in addition to the mandatory Safety Course requirement.

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

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