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Pistol Permit Recertification

The State Police have launched a web site where Pistol Permit Licensees can be recertified either online or by downloaded paper form. According to NYS Law, the deadline for recertifying is January 31, 2018 for all licenses issued prior to January 15, 2013. For those issued after January 15, 2013, the recertification deadline will be 5 years from the Original Date of Issue.

The filer will need to list on the recertification form all handguns that are in their possession.  The State Police will contact the filer to resolve any discrepancies between the recertification application and their existing records.

The State Police will NOT be issuing a card stating a permit holder is recertified.  The filer will be able to check the status of their recertification on the State Police website.  There will be no requirement that the filer carry proof of recertification. If submitted by mail it is recommended that the application be sent by certified mail so that there will be proof of mailing.

For additional questions about NYS recertification, please visit the following link New York State recertification.

Any additional questions about recertification should be directed to the New York State Police at 1-855-529-4867.  

New York State SAFE Act Information

This link will direct you to the State Police web page where you will find the NYSAFE Act Opt-Out Privacy Form located at the bottom of the page. Opt-out forms should be returned to the County in which your permit was issued. We cannot accept forms for other Counties. Your Firearms License # is the Carry number on your permit. 

NYSAFE Act “Opt-Out” Privacy Form

The Governor’s Office has established a website to answer questions about the New York SAFE Act. Please visit for more information.

On the website you will find interactive information that helps determine if your firearm classifies as an assault weapon. You are also able to register your assault weapon(s) directly online. Assault weapon registration forms can also be obtained by visiting a NYS Trooper station. For locations and phone numbers, visit

If you have additional questions, the New York State Police have established a hotline 1-855-LAW-GUNS (1-855-529-4867).

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the St. Lawrence County Clerk’s Office at 315.379-2237.