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Press Release - Pistol Permit Recertification

CR#Pistol Permit Recertification




Dear Pistol Permit Holders,


            Recent changes to the New York State firearms laws require pistol/revolver

license holders to recertify their status every five years. Failure to recertify within the deadline provided below will result in the revocation of your pistol/revolver license. As part of the recertification process, you, as a pistol/revolver license holder, are required to confirm certain information such as your name, the current address of your residence, your date of birth, and a list of all pistols and revolvers you currently possess, including the associated make, model, caliber, and serial number(s). You will need to have a New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card in order to complete the recertification process.

How to Recertify


            You can recertify your pistol/revolver license electronically by visiting, and following the instructions on that web page. You can also recertify through the U.S. Mail by filling out a paper form (available at or any New York Police location) and then mailing the completed form to New York State Police, Pistol Permit Bureau, Building 22, 1220 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12226-2252.

When to Recertify

            The deadline to recertify is based on the date that you were originally issued your pistol/revolver license.

  • If your license was issued before January 15,2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is before January 31,2018

  • If your license was issued on or after January 15,2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued.

If you have any questions, answers may be obtained by calling 1-855-lawguns (1-855-529-4867) or your local Sheriff’s Office.

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