Pistol License Unit

Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 am to 3:30 pm

The Pistol License Unit is responsible for issuing new pistol license applications, processing license holders’ amendments, acquisitions, disposals, address changes, duplicates and transfers, maintain pistol license files, process pistol license suspensions and revocations, conduct criminal investigation of pistol licensees when warranted, and conduct deceased pistol licensee investigations.

Onondaga County Pistol License Holders- Rules & Regulations   |   Pistol FAQs 

Safe Act  |  NYS  Pistol Permit Re-Certification  | FAQs about Re-Certification

Downloadable Forms
NYS Pistol License Application “Proper Cause” for a “Carry Concealed” Pistol License Form
Arrest Information Supplemental Form New York State Firearms License Amendment Form
Application for Duplicate License Form New York State Gunsmith – Dealer License Application
Character Reference Supplemental Form Request for Transfer of Pistol License Records
Character Reference Form NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption 
Handgun Sale Affidavit Form Handgun Joint Use Affidavit Form 
Basic Handgun Safety Course Certified Instructor List

Maps and Directions
HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
407 South State Street, Syracuse, New York 13202

• Directions:

From North:
Take 81 South to Adams/Harrison Street exit. Stay in right hand lane merging onto Harrison Street. Take a right at the second light onto South State Street. Sheriff’s Headquarters is right before the 3rd light on the right side.

From South: 
Take 81 North to Adams Street exit. Go down 1 block to the second light and take a left onto Harrison Street. Take a right at the second light onto South State Street. Sheriff’s Headquarters is right before the 3rd light on the right side.

From East:
Take 690 West to Townsend Street exit. Take a left at light at the bottom of the exit off-ramp. Take a right at first light onto Erie Boulevard, then take a left at the first light onto South State Street. Sheriff’s Headquarters is 4 blocks down on the left side.

From West:
Take 690 East to 81 South. Take the Adams/Harrison Street exit. Stay in right hand lane merging onto Harrison Street. Take a right at the second light onto South State Street. Sheriff’s Headquarters is right before the 3rd light on the right side.