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Pistol Licenses

In Westchester County, our County judges determine whether a pistol license 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 license should be issued. The Office of the Westchester County Clerk supports both the court and the Department of Public Safety by providing pistol license applications and maintaining records of issued pistol licenses.

Applying For A Pistol License In Westchester County: As of February 2014, you can now download the Westchester County Pistol Permit Application and the Pistol License Safety & Information Handbook from our website.  Please note: In the application instruction package, the 3 x PPB3/PPB3A – State of New York Pistol / Revolver License Application forms (which has the fingerprint form on the back) MUST be printed double-sided. The FORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED if they are printed on separate pages. If you have any questions regarding the application, you can call the Public Safety Pistol License unit at (914) 995-2709. The restriction attachment forms are listed under the OTHER FORMS section below. You can also obtain a pistol license application by visiting the Office of the Westchester County Clerk, Licensing Division, Room 340, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains, NY 10601. Our office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, excluding legal holidays.  Please arrive by 4:30 p.m. For more information, please call (914)995-3088.

Once you complete your pistol license application and complied with all the Pistol License Application Instructions, please make an appointment with the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Pistol License 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.

Recertification Of Your Pistol 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 License Fees: All fees should be paid by cash, check or money order made payable to the "Westchester County Clerk".  Our fee schedule follows:

Original Application $10.00*
Recertification $10.00*
Transfer $ 5.00
(Two required, one to Westchester and one to transfer county)
Amendment $ 3.00
Dealer, Gunsmith $10.00
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).

Westchester County Firearms Safety Course: The New York State Penal Code Section 400.(4-b) states  “In the county of Westchester, at the time of application…  (the) licensing officer shall require that the applicant submit a certificate of successful completion of a firearms safety course and test issued in his or her name and endorsed and affirmed under the penalties of perjury by a duly authorized instructor. “

For the applicant’s convenience,  please find a List of Instructors approved to teach said firearms safety course and their contact information. 

Other Forms:

Pistol License Holder "Opt-Out" Form

Attachment for Dealer Gunsmith

Attachment for Employment

Attachment for Full Carry

Attachment for Hunting

Attachment for Premise Business

Attachment for Premise Dwelling

Attachment for Retired PO Full Carry

Attachment for Sportsperson

Attachment for Target

Questions? Our staff is ready to assist you in our White Plains office. Call us at (914) 995-3088 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Visiting Our Office?

To visit our office, enter through the Richard J. Daronco Courthouse located at 111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in White Plains. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., excluding official holidays.