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Pistol Permits

The Tompkins County Sheriff's Office adheres to the laws and standards put in place through the NYSAFE Act.

Please click the image link below for more information on the NYSAFE act. 




Plastic Card Conversion is now available. Initial payment for the conversion is $15.00, in cash, for the newly issued card.


Current Pistol Permit Holders - Please read the attached directions and fill out the form below. We recommend that you save the form to your desktop and attach it to your email. Please send to:


Conversion Directions

Plastic Card Conversion Form


Duplicate Pistol Permits - Tompkins County residents can apply for a duplicate permit at the Civil/Records Office if their permit has been lost or destroyed. This service has an $8.00 fee.

Duplicate Pistol Permit Form


New Pistol Permit Applications - The applications can be picked up at the Civil/Records Office window for $1.00 apiece; provided you are a Tompkins County resident. Once the application process has been completed, we take new applications by appointment only. Please call the Civil/Records Office (607-257-1345 ext. 4417) in order to schedule. 

You may print the application and directions off by clicking the links below.

**Please note that if you print off your own application and instruction page, the application must be 2-sided and you must print 2 of the application. The instruction page must accompany the application pages when you come for your scheduled appointment. Please see the instructions for more details.**


PPB-3 Pistol/Revolver License Application

Pistol Permit Amendments - are processed Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM-4:00 PM at the Civil/Records Office window. There is a $3.00 charge for processing. Coupons will be given at the time of service; provided the proper documentation is given. We require the original bill of sale and the permit of the person who is adding the firearm. 

Dual Registration - Dual/Co-Registration Forms are available at the Tompkins County Sheriff's Office.

When filling out the form, please leave the Witness signature line blank, this will be filled out at the Sheriff's Office; however, if you have this document notarized, they will sign on the Witness signature line.

Those people that are eligible to register their firearms with each other are Spouses, Domestic Partners, Children, and Step-Children. 


Helpful Links:

NYS "Opt-Out" Form/ NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption