Obtaining a NEW Pistol Permit or Semi- Automatic Rifle License
To apply for a new permit you must start with the Sheriff’s Office. Please contact them at 315-946-5790 for further information.
Pistol Permit Amendments:
Amendments can be made by mail or in person, no appointment required.
|Fees:||$13 for amendments|
|$15 for Duplicate permits (replace lost cards or upgrade from paper cards)|
Wayne County Clerk
9 Pearl St
Lyons NY 14489
If your contact information has changed please complete an information sheet so we are able to reach you if needed.
Acquiring or Disposing of a Firearm:
Please include purchase or disposal receipt, or signed and notarized consent form for co-register, and fill out their Name and Address on the line above the list of firearms.
If you are acquiring a firearm from a family member (purchase or gift) a letter from the family member is required stating they are transferring ownership to you.
A private sale of firearm requires a NICS check, therefore a receipt or transfer form from a gun shop is requested.
Address Change or Name Change:
If you have moved or changed your name, you must file a change of address to update your pistol permit. Complete the amendment with your old information at the top, and new information below the section labeled “AMEND LICENSE FOR THE FOLLOWING”
If you moved out of County, and wish to have your file transferred to that County, the fee is $5, please complete the form for an address change, and check the box to “transfer” and indicate the new County on the “Transferred to” line.
Semi-Automatic Rifle Endorsement:
New York State now requires a License to purchase semi-automatic rifles, this can be added to an existing pistol permit by filing an amendment.
If you do not have a pistol permit, you may apply for a Semi-Automatic Rifle License by completing an application with the Sheriff’s Office.
Lost or Stolen Firearms should be removed from your pistol permit, in order to do so provide a copy of the police report and complete section 7 on the amendment form.
Changing License Type:
To change your type of permit, complete the boxes under Transaction type to indicate the type of permit you would like to have.
If you have a Possess on Premises permit or Semi-Automatic Rifle License and would like to change to or add a Carry Concealed Pistol permit you will be required to complete the 16-hour training required by NYS and submit proof with your amendment for review.
**Possess on Premises is not the same as Carry Concealed with Restrictions, if your pistol permit still lists restrictions you can get them removed by filing an amendment requesting the restrictions be lifted and we will provide you with new cards, no additional training is required.
Carry Concealed Pistol Permits must be recertified with NYS every 3 Years.
Possess on Premises Pistol Permits must be recertified with NYS every 5 Years.
More information on Pistol Permit Recertification can be found on the NYS Recertification Website.
Public Records Exemption:
To exempt your firearm ownership from public records disclosure requests, you may fill out the "NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption" form and send it to our office.