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THE FIREARMS DIVISION WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 IN RECOGNITION OF THE GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY.

The Sheriff's Office Firearms Division handles license to sell firearms and license to carry firearms.

By state law, the Sheriff has the responsibility to process all applications to carry handguns in Allegheny County and to issue licenses to all those applicants who qualify based on an extensive background investigation done by the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff also license all firearms dealers in the county.

CAREFULLY READ ALL OF THE DIRECTIONS BELOW TO ENSURE THERE ARE NO ERRORS ON YOUR APPLICATION AND YOU HAVE SUPPLIED ALL OF THE PROPER DOCUMENTATION AND IDENTIFICATION TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

1. Applicants can only renew up to 90 DAYS before their expiration date.

2. Upon sending in your application, DO NOT re-file for at least 45 days.

3. Applicants MUST be 21 years of age or older.

WHICH KIND OF APPLICANT ARE YOU?

NEW APPLICANTS
RENEWING APPLICANTS


1. PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION
- Current and Valid PA Drivers License
- Current PA Identification Card

2. SECONDARY IDENTIFICATION
- Voters Registration
- Vehicle Registration
- Current W2 Form
- PA Hunting/Fishing License
- Professional License Issued by State of Pennsylvania
NOTE: Primary & Secondary Identification MUST have the same address on both documents

NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFCATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

3. TWO REFERENCES
- Must include full name, full address and phone number; CANNOT be family members


1. PRIMARY IDENTIFICATION
- Current and Valid PA Drivers License
- Current PA Identification Card

2. SECONDARY IDENTIFICATION
- Previous permit which can be no longer than 60 days expired
- Any of the New Applicants secondary identification forms

NO OTHER FORMS OF IDENTIFCATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.

3. TWO REFERENCES
- Must include full name, full address and phone number; CANNOT be family members

INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT PRIMARY AND SECONDARY APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE PROCESSED AND WILL BE DENIED.

HOW DO YOU PLAN TO APPLY?

E-MAIL APPLICANTS
POSTAL MAIL APPLICANTS


When using the email process to apply, please SAVE your application as a PDF onto your hardrive and send that file as an attachment to ensure that the information entered on your application is received by the Sheriff's Office. Send your application to firearms@alleghenycourts.us.

Also, DO NOT FORGET to attach copies of your identification.

 

 


1. Print out the first page of the application, as the second page is unneeded for submittal.

2. Mail copies of your primary and secondary identification with the application to the address below.

Allegheny County Sheriff's Office
ATTN: Firearms
436 Grant Street, Room G8
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


IF YOU ARE A NON-US CITIZEN...
NOTE: If you are applying for a firearms permit and you are a Non-US Citizen, you MUST apply in person.


1. IMMIGRATION CARD / PAPERS
2. LAST THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE MONTHS OF A UTILITY BILL (IE: GAS, ELECTRIC OR BANK STATEMENTS)
(MUST HAVE NAME AND CURRENT ADDRESS LISTED)
3. TWO (2) FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION (LISTED ABOVE)
4. TWO (2) REFERENCES (LISTED ABOVE)
5. MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER

 

FIREARMS FEES
NOTE: All Firearms Fees MUST be paid in CASH ONLY.

NEW & RENEWAL PERMITS - $20.00
RETIRED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS PERMITS - $6.00


*** DO NOT SEND PAYMENT WITH YOUR APPLICATION ***

1.
Pay when you pick up your permit.
2.
You will receive a YELLOW CARD in the mail if you have been approved.
3.
Photo on permit will be taken in Firearms Office.