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Pistol Permit

Pistol Permit Office

 Apply for a pistol permit

Niagara County Courthouse
175 Hawley St.
Lockport, NY 14067 MAP
Open Monday-Friday 9:00 AM -4:30 PM
Telephone: 716-439-7184

ALL IN PERSON TRANSACTIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

  1. We encourage Pistol Permit Acquires, Disposals, and Address Changes to be done through the mail. Please click on the Instructions and Amendment selections below. For your convenience, there are drop-off boxes available at all of the Niagara County DMV Offices.
  2. You must be 21 years of age and be a resident of Niagara County. You are not required to own a handgun at the time of application.
  3. You may download a pistol permit application here, or request one by mail. Please send a 9x12 self-addressed stamped envelope to:
      Mailing info
    Niagara County Clerk
    Pistol Permit

    PO Box 461
    Lockport, NY 14095

  4. Upon careful completion of the application, pistol permit applications must be submitted in-person by appointment at the Pistol Permit Office. A $10.00 application fee must be paid at this time. Check, cash, money order, MasterCard, Discover, or Visa. Payable to the Niagara County Clerk.
  5. Several background checks will be completed by the NYSP and FBI. Applicants will also be interviewed by their local law enforcement agency. After all necessary steps have been completed, the application will be submitted to the Licensing Officer.
  6. If approved, the applicant will receive notification to appear in person to begin completing the process.
NYS Safe Act

On January 15, 2013, NY State passed the NYSAFE
(New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act)

Visit the website www.nysafeact.com or call the Gun Law Hotline at 1-855-529-4867,
available Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for more information.

Assault Weapon Registration

Assault Weapon Registration became effective April 15, 2013.