Pennsylvania Law requires the Sheriff of Montgomery County to process all Applications for License to Carry Firearms.
The Sheriff's Office is required under Pa. Law, Section 6109 (d) of Title 18 Pa C.S., to conduct an investigation into your application.
Licenses are issued to all those who qualify, based on a background investigation done by the Sheriff's Office through the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS).
Once an application for a license to carry is filed, the Sheriff has 45 days in which to complete the investigation and notify the applicant. The license is valid for 5 years. The Sheriff has the ability to revoke the license at any time for just cause.
Please read the application instructions carefully. Applications cannot be processed unless all the requirements are met.
Applications are processed in the Sheriff's Office Gun Permits section Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Further information and applications are below.