County Clerk Jastrzemski Reminds Pistol Permit Holders to Re-Certify

Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski today reminded pistol permit holders that, with the start of the new year, they should check to see if they are due to recertify their permit with the New York State Police. Those with concealed carry permits must now recertify every three years, while those with premises restricted permits will continue to recertify every five years.   That means those who either received a concealed carry permit or recertified in 2021 must now recertify this year by the date of issuance on their permit. 

“Regardless of how many of us feel about these recertification provisions, it is the law and I do not want to see any law-abiding pistol permit holders put their permits in jeopardy by failing to recertify,” said Jastrzemski.  “And if anyone from previous years has forgotten to recertify, they should do so immediately. “

Jastrzemski said those who need to re-certify should go to the State Police recertification website at  Those recertifying should have their Pistol Permit and their New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification available before they begin the process, as providing specific information from these documents will be necessary.

“I remind the public that the Niagara County Pistol Permit Office does not have any role in the certification process nor access to the state system, so if you call our office about recertification, you will be directed to the state police website.”