In Westchester County, our County judges determine whether a pistol permit will be issued. The Westchester County Department of Public Safety Pistol License Unit conducts the investigation necessary to assist the court in determining whether a pistol permit should be issued. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk supports both the court and the Department of Public Safety by providing pistol permit applications and maintaining records of issued pistol permits.
Applying For A Pistol Permit In Westchester County: You can obtain a pistol permit application by visiting our office or submitting a written request including what restriction you may be applying for (Target, Hunting, etc) along with a check or money order for $1.50 for postage and handling. Requests should be sent to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, Licensing Division, Room 340, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601. Please call (914)995-3088 for more information.
Once you complete your pistol permit application and complied with all the Pistol Permit Application Instructions, please make an appointment with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Pistol Permit Unit by calling (914)995-2709.
Application for Amended or Duplicate Pistol License: To add or remove a gun from your license, or to obtain a duplicate pistol license, you must complete an Application For Amended Or Duplicate Pistol License and submit it with the proper fee to the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, Pistol Permit Unit, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The NEW Amendment Form ( revised 3/2012) replaces ALL previous amendment forms obtained from the Westchester County Clerk office or website. Any old forms submitted after March 2012 will be returned to you for resubmission on the new form.
Recertification Of Your Pistol Permit License: As mandated by the Westchester County Handgun Record-Keeping Accountability Act, all current pistol licenses must be recertified with the Westchester County Clerk every five years. Submitting your Pistol License Recertification form helps us to accurately reflect changes in the status of the licensee, such as living or deceased, address and ownership of listed weapons. In order to fully comply with this law, your recertification forms must be submitted as quickly as possible upon notification. The updated information will be reviewed and pending approval, your recertified license will be mailed to you.
Pistol Permit Fees: All fees should be paid by cash, check or money order made payable to the "Westchester County Clerk". Our fee schedule follows:
(Two required, one to Westchester and one to transfer county)
|Lost or Mutilated||$ 5.00|
*Application and recertification fees are waived for qualified retired police officers, qualified retired uniformed court officers in the Unified Court System, retired correction officers and others as set forth in New York State Penal Law Section 400.00(14).
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