Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Records Division


*NOTE*  Pistol Permit business will be conducted
Monday - Friday from 8AM to 3:45PM.
EXCEPT during July & August where the hours are 7:30am to 3:00pm.

Background Checks are available on a walk-in basis for a fee of $10.00.  The person must be present and have a valid photo ID or a notarized release signed by the person being checked.  Only arrest records with convictions are available and may take several days to complete.

Report Copies are available for $.25 per page.

Fingerprinting services are available every Wednesday from 8:30am to 11:30am.  A valid photo ID is required and a $5.00 fee.

Pistol Permit Fees:

  • $10 County fee for application
  • $21 Fingerprinting
  • $16 Photos
  • $89.75 Livescan fee for NYS Criminal Justice Bureau & FBI
  • $5 Transfer (in or out) of county
  • $3 Amendment to permit
  • Gun storage for 1 year - $10 for first gun $5 each additional gun

All fees must be paid in cash.

New York State’s new gun law (NY SAFE Act) allows pistol permit holders to request that their information be kept private and confidential by completing and submitting a State Police “Opt-Out” form, which can be found HERE . The form will also be posted on the State Police website as of February 15th at www.troopers.ny.gov/optoutfoil .

*For information and forms regarding the Pistol Permit Recertification Process please visit http://troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/ *