Pistol License Unit Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am to 3:30pm
Pistol License Application
may obtain an application at Sheriff's Headquarters located
at 407 South State Street, Syracuse, New York (map)
Click Here to Download Your Application
You must meet the following qualifications:
be a New York State/Onondaga County resident.
- Must be at least
21 years old.
- Must have four
attend a Handgun Safety Course with one of our certified instructors
and furnish this office with proof of completion of the course.
Fees and locations differ, but it is the applicant's responsibility
to make arrangements for the course.
all application paperwork has been completed, call (315) 435-2037 to
make an appointment to process the application. Please bring
the following to your appointment:
- Paperwork must be completed in black ink or typed
- Handgun Safety
- $55.75 cash,
Money Order, or Mastercard, Visa
- Photo ID required
Fingerprints and photos can be taken at anytime during this process by following the Fingerprint instructions below.
Pistol License applicants must schedule an appointment for fingerprinting by going to www.L1enrollment.com or by calling the L-1 toll free call center at (877)-472-6915.
* Fingerprints cannot be taken more than 30 days prior to your scheduled appointment with the Sheriff's Office Pistol License Unit
If the applicant schedules their appointment through the L-1 web site, the confirmation page must be printed out and brought to their L-1 appointment.
License (must appear in person)
of Onondaga County