1. Sheriff's Office
  2. County Clerk's Office


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.


Online payment in the amount of $111.50 is required when scheduling fingerprinting appointment.

Processing Time

The background investigation for a pistol permit takes approximately 6 to 12 months but is dependent upon the applicant’s diligence and timely submission of documents.


No expiration date on New York State pistol permits in Orange County, but recertification is required every 3 years.

Handgun Safety Course

Must be completed and certificate must accompany the Pistol Permit application.