Welcome to the official website of Jefferson County New York

Records Division

  

All Pistol Permit Packets ready for submission will be accepted BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  When the packet is complete, (refer to the checklist), call 315-786-2699 and leave a voicemail. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment for submitting your application and payment.

You will not be processed at the time you drop off your paperwork, this is only for submitting paperwork and remitting your payment.  The fee of $136.75 will be collected at your appointment when the packet is complete to the Investigator’s satisfaction.

Fees accepted in CASH, CHECK, or POSTAL MONEY ORDER, payable to Sheriff of Jefferson County. Fees are non-refundable.

  

IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911!

  

CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO DOWNLOAD AND PRINT THE PISTOL PERMIT PACKET

-- Do not print any pages "double-sided." Only packets that have been printed "single-sided" will be accepted --

    

** NOTICES **

         - Beginning August 6, 2020 all submitted Pistol Permit applications MUST have the "new" application form

                        and reference sheets available above. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!

         - If you have taken the Pistol Permit Safety Course and your certificate would have expired between

                        January 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 your certificate will be accepted until October 1, 2020.

         - If your Safety Course certificate expired outside of those dates you will be required to take the Safety Course again.

         - There is a $5.00 fee if a pre-printed packet is supplied by the Sheriff's Office.

    

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/ *