Instructions for Pistol License Application

In order to pick up an application for a pistol license in Oneida County you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be at least 21 years old
  2. Be a resident of Oneida County for at least 1 year
  3. Show proof of the above 2 items with a valid NYS Drivers License ONLY.
  4. Show proof that you have had previous formal handgun training within the last two (2) years.
    • A Certificate that you completed the required 16 hour classroom and 2hr live fire pistol course.  The certificate received has to be in the Oneida County-approved format
    • Active Military ID or recent discharge papers. (3 years)
    • Active Police Officer or Corrections Officer status or recently retired (3 years)

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Applications must be picked up in person.

Pistol Licensing - Public Office Hours:

UTICA: Oneida County Office Building
800 Park Ave., Utica, NY 13501
Office Hours:  Monday - Friday - 8:30 AM to 12:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Phone: (315) 798-5821

ROME:  Griffiss Business and Technology Park - Rome Satellite Office is Open 
Thursdays Only - 8:30am to 12:00pm

What You Will Need To Bring To Pick Up An Application

  • If a police officer or corrections officer a copy of your weapons qualify card and ID plus driver’s license and $10.00.
  • If active military or retired in the last 3 years a copy of your current ID or DD-214 form, your drivers license and $10.00.
  • National Guard proof of active service, driver’s license and $10.00.
  • Civilian’s non-law enforcement, certificate from the 16 hour + 2 hour live fire course by our accepted instructors, drivers license and $10.00.
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