- Upon approval, process and issue pistol license to applicant as well as distribute application to appropriate agencies
Other duties include processing license holders' amendments, acquisitions, disposals, address changes, duplicates and transfers, maintain pistol license files, process pistol license suspensions and revocations, conduct criminal investigation of pistol licensees when warranted, and conduct deceased pistol licensee investigations.
Application and Fees*:
Pistol License Application Process:
You may obtain new pistol license application at the Seneca County Sheriff's Office located at 6150 State Route 96, Romulus, New York 14541, OR by download and printing the forms in the box at the right.
You must meet the following qualifications:
- Must submit four character references using the Character Reference form; dated within six months of your submitted application. Forms with notarization dates older than six months will be rejected.
When all application paperwork has been completed, bring the paperwork to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office, Records Division, 6150 State Route 96, Romulus, New York 14541 to review and process your application. Once your completed application has been reviewed and has been approved, your fingerprints and photograph will be taken.
Please bring the following to your appointment:
- Photo ID required
Pistol License Fees:
|New Application S.C.S.O. Processing||$ 10.00|
|New Application N.Y.S.D.C.J.S. / F.B.I. Processing of fingerprints||$ 94.25|
|Duplicate Pistol License (must appear in person)||$ 5.00|
|Transfer Into/Out of Seneca County||$ 5.00|
|Dealer License||$ 94.25|
|Gunsmith License||$ 94.25|
|Dealer/Gunsmith License||$ 94.25|
|S.C.S.O. Processing Fee (Dealer/Gunsmith License)||$10.00|
|Transition from paper permit to plastic card permit||$5.00|
Pistol License Holder's Information
Rules & Regulations for Seneca County Pistol License Holders:
- All pistol license transactions must be completed in the Records Division at the Seneca County Law Enforcement Center between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. New applications are between 8:30 am and 2:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
If there is an amendment to the pistol license (a weapon is being added- $3.00 fee), you must do the following:
- Amendment forms are at right
NOTICE: A weapon will not be added onto the pistol license unless you have the necessary paperwork. There are NO exceptions to the rule.
Procedure for Proper Disposal of Handguns Belonging to Deceased NEW YORK State Pistol License Holder:
In accordance with Sections 400.05 and 265.20 of the New York State Penal Law, Executors, Administrators, or any other person(s) who have lawful possession of property, specifically handgun(s) that belonged to a New York State Pistol License holder who has died, must dispose of the handgun(s) within fifteen (15) days of the death of the pistol license holder.
The handgun(s) can be disposed of to a licensed firearms dealer or to another pistol license holder. Because there are specific procedures that must be followed in these types of disposal, please contact the Pistol License Unit at (315) 220-3220, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.
If the handgun(s) are not disposed of within the fifteen day period, the handgun(s) must be turned into a law enforcement agency, who will hold the handgun(s) for safekeeping until proper disposal can be arranged or authorization is given for destruction. The handgun(s) can only be held for a period of one year, at which time they are declared a nuisance and destroyed in accordance with New York State Penal Law.
If you do not have access to the internet or a printer, a hard copy of the form may be obtained from the following locations:
- New York State Police, Waterloo Barracks, 8153 Waterloo-Geneva Road, (Route 5&20), Waterloo, New York 13165
Completed forms must be returned with an original inked signature to the
Seneca County Sheriff's Office by one of the following methods:
- By drop off to the Seneca County Sheriff's Office, County Office Building Security Desk, located at the Seneca County Office Building, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, New York 13165 (Monday through Friday, except Legal Holidays, between 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
* fees are subject to change.
Below are the forms you will need for various firearms related transactions. You will need each form in the box below.
To apply for a
New York State Pistol Permit:
To OPT OUT of public disclosure of pistol permit information fill out the following form:
• Instructions how to obtain/return form
To TRANSITION from the
old paper style permit to a
"new" plastic pistol permit card
To apply for a New York State
Gunsmith's or Dealer’s License
at 315-220-3220 for information
To add a weapon to your permit
To dispose of a weapon on your permit
If you change your name
If you move
If a weapon on your permit is lost or stolen
Immediately report to local law enforcement agency
If a family member with a pistol permit dies
Copy of death certificate required
To obtain a duplicate pistol license
If you wish to co-register a weapon with another family member
If you move out of Seneca County – you must transfer your permit to new County