Orleans County Clerk Nadine P. Hanlon today reminded pistol permit holders that, with the start of the New Year, they should check to see if they are due to recertify their permit with the New York State Police. Concealed carry permit holders must now recertify every three years, while those with premises restricted permits will continue to recertify every five years. Those who either received a concealed carry permit or recertified in 2021 must recertify this year by the date of issuance on their permit.
“I want to make sure our pistol permit holders remain in good standing with the state and are not putting their permits at risk, even knowing the frustration many of us feel about this law,” said Hanlon. “And if you are overdue to recertify from a previous year, I urge you to get it done immediately. “
Hanlon said those who need to re-certify should go to the State Police recertification website at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces. Those recertifying should have their Pistol Permit and their New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification available before they begin the process, as providing specific information from these documents will be necessary.
“Although the Orleans County Pistol Permit Office does not have any role in the certification process nor access to the state system, we will do our best to assist Orleans County permit holders with any questions or concerns,” said Hanlon. “The state website can also answer many questions or folks can call 1-855-LAW-GUNS (1-855-529-4867) with questions on New York's gun laws.”