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The Licensing Division is located in room #340

Open Monday through Friday

Between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In Westchester County, Justices or Judges of the Supreme or County Court, respectively, determine whether a pistol license will be issued.  The Westchester County Department of Public Safety Pistol License Unit acts as the investigative service to the Court for all firearm license matters.  The Office of the Westchester County Clerk maintains all firearm license records upon issuance of the license by the court.

Applying For A Pistol License In Westchester County: The Westchester County Pistol Permit Application & Application Instructions and the Pistol License Safety & Information Handbook for Westchester County are available at the Department of Public Safety's Pistol License Unit website.

Application for Amended or Duplicate Pistol License: To add or remove a gun, change restriction, change employer, change address or request a duplicate pistol license, you must complete a State of New York Firearms License Amendment and submit it with the required fee to the Westchester County Clerk Pistol Licensing Division, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 340, White Plains, NY 10601. Additionally, an authorization form for the release of personal information must be submitted with any amendment request to change the restriction on your license. That form is available at the Department of Public Safety's Pistol License Unit website.

Pistol License Recertification form: As mandated by the Westchester County Record-Keeping and Handgun Accountability Act, all current pistol licenses must be recertified with the Westchester County Clerk every five (5) years (on your birthday). Submit two (2) original copies of the Pistol License Recertification Form, along with the required fee, to the Westchester County Clerk Pistol Licensing Division, 110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Room 340, White Plains, NY 10601.

Pistol License Fees: The fees listed below can be paid by check or money order (if you are mailing forms in) payable to "Westchester County Clerk", or by cash or credit card if you come into the office.

Processing Fee $10.00 (*)
Recertification (Renewal) $10.00 (*)
Transfer (to or from a different county) $ 5.00 x 2
(One check payable to the Clerk of the county you are transferring to)
Amendment $ 3.00
Duplicate/Lost/Mutilated replacement $ 5.00
Dealer/Gunsmith $10.00

*The processing and recertification fees are waived for Qualified Retired Police Officers, 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 400.00(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. “


State of New York Pistol License Amendment Form

Pistol License Recertification Form

NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption

Request for Pistol License Transfer

List of Certified Instructors

The following forms are available on the Department of Public Safety's Pistol License Unit webpage.
  • Pistol License Safety & Information Handbook for Westchester County
  • New York State Pistol License Application
  • New York State Gunsmith/Dealer License Application
  • Attachment for Target Shooting
  • Attachment for Hunting
  • Attachment for Employment
  • Attachment for Full Carry
  • Attachment for Retired PO Full Carry
  • Attachment for Premise Business
  • Attachment for Premise Dwelling
  • Attachment for Antique Pistol Collection
  • Attachment Generic
  • Statement of Firearms Co-Ownership
  • Affidavit of Private Sale of Firearms


Questions? Our staff is ready to assist you in our White Plains office. Call or email us at (914) 995-3088/3086 or email .


Visiting Our Office?

Enter through the courthouse and proceed to the third floor.

Richard J. Daronco Courthouse
111 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, NY 10601

Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
Passport Hours: 8am - 4:30pm
Closed on official holidays.

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