niagara County - Lockport

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Pistol Permit Office

Location: Niagara County Courthouse, Basement, 175 Hawley St., Lockport, NY 14094

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Staff Directory:

  • Pistol Permit Clerk: Patti Sturak (716) 439-7184
  • Pistol Permit Investigator: William Ingham (716) 439-7163

Pistol Permit Holders Public Records Exemption - FOIL Form FAQ & Directions


On January 15, 2013, New York State passed new legislation known as NYSAFE – the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.

There are numerous questions and concerns regarding the implementation of this new law.  We recommend that you visit the following link for updated information and answer to frequently asked questions:

If you have additional questions not found here, please call the following hotline number, available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM:


Assault Weapon Registration became effective
Monday, April 15, 2013
Assault weapons possessed prior to that date must be registered by
April 15, 2014
The New York State Police Assault Weapon(s) Registration form is available at the following link: