FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING RECENT CHANGES TO NEW YORK STATE FIREARM LAWS
PISTOL PERMIT OFFICE IS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
The Orleans County Pistol Permit Office is located at the Orleans County Clerk’s Office at 3 South Main Street. Pistol Permit Clerk, Joanne Marek, can be contacted by calling 585-283-4961. Service at this time is by appointment only.
NEW Applications for a Pistol Permit are available at the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. Please call 585-590-4142 for fees and instructions on obtaining an application. All applications that were purchased before September 1, 2022 will no longer be accepted.
Application questions can be directed to Joanne Marek, Orleans County Pistol Permit Clerk by calling 585-283-4961.
New York State Pistol/Revolver License Holder:
New York State (NYS) firearms laws require pistol/revolver license holders to recertify their status every five years. Follow link below more information:
The status of submitted recertification forms can be conveniently checked by visiting the below link. You will need to have your New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card in order to check or complete your recertification status.
NYS Pistol Permit Recertification
Bill of Sale
Change of Address and/or Employer
To Add/Dispose of Handgun by Mail - Orleans County Permit
Transfer Request Form
Transfer to Another County Instructions
SEMI AUTO RIFLE ENDORSEMENT:
Application for Semi Auto Rifle License
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 27, 2022, YOUR CURRENT ORLEANS COUNTY PISTOL PERMIT CAN BE AMENDED TO INCLUDE THE SEMI-AUTO RIFLE ENDORSEMENT, as follows:
- You must be a current Orleans County Pistol Permit Holder, in good standing.
WE WILL REQUIRE:
- Your current Orleans County Pistol Permit (if applying in person);
- Current Driver’s License (or photocopy if submitting by mail);
- $10.00 Fee; and
- ORIGINAL completed, signed and dated “APPLICATION FOR SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE LICENSE” (fillable form available above, and at the Orleans County Clerk’s Office.)
You can apply for this Endorsement either by: APPOINTMENT at the Orleans County Pistol Permit Office, made by calling: 585-283-4961; -or-
MAIL TO –or- DROP-OFF AT: Orleans County Clerk’s Office, Attention: Pistol Permits, 3 South Main St., Albion, NY 14411, the items listed at 1 through 4 above.
If applying in person, this process will be completed at your appointment, and you will be given a new permit card reflecting the semi-auto rifle endorsement and date of its issue. Others will be mailed, unless you specifically request a phone call when it is ready for you to pick up.
**PLEASE NOTE: Semi-auto Rifle Permits cannot be issued on your paper Pistol/Revolver Permit. You will need to make an appointment with the Pistol Permit Office to obtain your plastic permit, which will require that we take your picture, thumbprint, and signature which will appear on your permit. At that time, the semi-auto Rifle Endorsement will be added. The total fee would be $15.00.