All Erie County "IN PERSON" Pistol Permit services
will be suspended until further notice.
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)
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.
- New Pistol Permit Application Process (INCLUDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NEEDED FOR MAIL IN PROCESS)
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
- Adding / Removing a Firearm by MAIL
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.
Pistol Office Fees
|Change from Paper to Plastic||$18.00|
|Transfer County (see transfers details)||$8.00 & $5.00|
|2" x 2" Application Photo (front office)||$10.00|
|Name Change||$5.00 (Plastic) / $3.00 (Paper)|
$5.00 (Plastic) / $3.00 (Paper)
|Handgun Registration||$5.00 (Plastic) / $3.00 (Paper)|
|Handgun Removal||$5.00 (Plastic) / $3.00 (Paper)|
|Pistol Permit Reissue (Plastic cards: Lost/Stolen, Poor Condition)||$7.00|
*Please Do Not Send Cash in the Mail (Check or Money Order only)