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Amendments to current, valid pistolpermits are processed through the Orange County Clerk’s Office Pistol PermitUnit. The Orange County Sheriff’s OfficePistol Permit Unit is responsible for completing initial applicant backgroundinvestigations. Amendments to existingpistol permits must be followed up on with the Orange County Clerk’s OfficePistol Permit Unit.
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There are three forms that you willinitially need to have completed when you report to be fingerprinted. These forms must be neatly completed in blackink only.
The first form is the Pistol Permit Pedigree Sheet (PPS-01),the second is the Arrest / ChargeAffidavit (PPS-02), and the third is the Authorization for Release ofPersonal Information (PPS-24). Youmay download and print the forms by clicking on the links on the Sheriff’sOffice Pistol Permit web page. Pleaseread the forms completely and carefully prior to filling them out. The Arrest/ Charge Affidavit and the Authorizationfor Release of Personal Information must be notarized.
Yes. As stated on the Arrest / Charge Affidavit,you must provide information about any and all arrests / charges including;tickets for Vehicle and Traffic Law arrests above the level of infraction. This would include Vehicle and Traffic Lawmisdemeanors or felonies which include Driving with a Suspended License(Aggravated Unlicensed Operation), Driving with a Suspended Registration, andReckless Driving, among others; any Youthful Offender arrest; any arrest sealedin your favor, any arrest dismissed upon your first appearance; any arrestdismissed via ACD, and any arrest voided by the arresting agency or DistrictAttorney’s Office, even if your lawyer at the time of the case advised you thatyou did not have to tell anyone about your arrest.
You may have been arrested even ifyou were never photographed or fingerprinted. You may have received a UTT (Traffic Ticket), a paper summons, or anAppearance Ticket and were not taken into custody.
No. It is your responsibility to record your appointment date and time andkeep it in a safe place that you will be able to reference.
Yes. You will need to provide four references andall of them must live in Orange County. In addition, the references must not be related to you or to each other(neither by blood nor marriage), they must not live with you or each other, andthey must not be employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
You must provide four references,all of which reside in Orange County. There is no minimum amount of time that the reference needs to haveknown you.
The Character ReferenceQuestionnaire clearly states on it that it is to be completed in black inkonly. It is recommended that you make anextra copy of the form prior to providing the form to your reference. If the reference completes the form in blueink, you may provide him or her with a new blank form for them to complete inblack ink. If you require additionalforms, you may obtain them from our office.
Proof of residence is verified byproviding utility bills that list your name and service address. Utility bills include those for gas,electric, water, land line telephone, and cable / satellite televisionservice. If the utility bills for yourresidence are in someone else’s name, you may provide 2 of the bills AND anotarized letter from the billed party indicating that you reside at thelocation.
Your Safety Course Certificateshould be issued no more than 6 months prior to the start of yourapplication. A list of recommendedSafety Course Instructors is available on the Orange County Sheriff’s Officewebsite. The Orange County Sheriff’sOffice also conveniently offers a Safety Course, information and registrationis available on line.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Officeis familiar with and supportive of the training being provided by therecommended Instructors. Trainingregimens being utilized by other Instructors may vary widely resulting inapplicants not receiving the same training. Therefore, if you provide a Safety Course Certificate from an Instructorthat does not appear on the recommended list, your application file will beforwarded to the issuing authority without a recommendation (barring any otherinformation that would otherwise lead to a recommendation of disapproval).
On the Orange County Sheriff’sOffice website, select “Civilian Handgun Training” which will bring you to anAccount Log In screen. If you do nothave an account, you may create one. Information is available in regards to courses offered (includingHandgun Safety Course) and you may register on line for a course once you havecreated an account.
No. When you get fingerprinted, you will be provided with a checklist ofdocuments you will need to return with. At the bottom of the checklist, is a list of days and hours during whichyou may return your paperwork.
The entire application processnormally takes approximately 3 to 6 months to complete.
Within 15 days of the death of the licensee’s death, the executor or administrator of the licensee’s estate must surrender the handgun to a licensed dealer (FFL) or a local police department to be held for safekeeping. You will need to provide us with a receipt from the dealer or police department indicating that they have possession of the handgun along with documentation indicating that you have property rights to the handgun (i.e., Bill of sale, letter from executor, etc.). You may then list the handgun information on the rear of your application.
Yes. You will need to contact the Pistol PermitUnit in the county of issuance and have them forward your permit file to theOrange County Clerk’s Office Pistol Permit Unit, located at 4 Glenmere CoveRd., Goshen NY 10924. Once the OrangeCounty Clerk’s Office Pistol Permit Unit is in receipt of your file, you willbe guided by their instructions.