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 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 good cause.
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 application.
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: