Pennsylvania License to Carry a Concealed Firearm
SPECIAL NOTICE: The PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE ARE UPDATING THEIR STATEWIDE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM FOR CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS. THEREFORE, NO PERMITS WILL BE ISSUED FROM MAY 31, 2017 TO JUNE 5, 2017. THE SYSTEM IS ESTIMATED TO BE OPERATIONAL BY JUNE 6, 2017. IN THE MEANTIME, OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF AN APPLICATION DURING THE SHUTDOWN.
Firearms License Application
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
Applications cannot be processed unless all the requirements are met.
Please read carefully the application instructions and the information provided on the actual application before making
Applications can be picked up at the sheriff's office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m or from a local police department, if available. They can also be downloaded below. Information on applying is also below:
- Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms
- Instructions for Applying for a Gun Permit
- Instructions for Renewing a Gun Permit
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