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Sheriff's Office

Pistol Permits

(845) 291-3060

APPLICATIONS: available at the County Clerk’s Office for a fee of $10.00. This fee is applied to the cost of pistol permit at the time of filing and the payment receipt must accompany the application to the Sheriff’s department.

REQUIREMENTS: applicant must be 21 years of age, a resident of New York State; or if you are a business owner, your principal place of business must be in New York State to apply for a permit. In either case, you apply to the county in which you live or have your principal place of business.

FEE: a money order for $91.50 made payable to the Orange County Commissioner of Finance. (Note: Applications obtained prior to February 2008 will need to be updated. Please bring in your receipt to obtain updated application. Amendments are $5.00 per transaction.

HANDGUN SAFETY COURSE: must be completed, a list of New York State instructors is available at the County Clerk’s Office.

PURPOSE: application requires the use: sporting, business or full carry.

FINGER PRINTING: for your pistol permit takes place at the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (located at 110 Wells Farm Road, Goshen NY) on Monday and Friday 10:30am to 12 noon; Wednesday 3:30pm to 7:00pm and the first and third Saturday of each month from 8am to 12 noon. Pistol permit applicants will be required to make an appointment to be fingerprinted. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (845)- 291-7932.

PROCESSING TIME: the application for a pistol permit takes approximately two (2) to three (3) months.

EXPIRATION: No expiration date on NYS pistol permits in Orange County.

PLASTICARD: (laminated I.D. license card) can be obtained by processing an amendment form for a duplicate permit (fee of $5.00)

AMENDMENTS: Any and all changes to your pistol permit must be done through County Clerk's Office. Please print the amendment form and follow the instructions (see below). Please submit the Amendment Application in duplicate.

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