Regulations for Onondaga County Pistol License Holders:
New York State Pistol License issued in Onondaga County is valid
until revoked or suspended.
registered on the New York State Pistol License can only be carried
within the restriction of the license: carry concealed, carry for
employment, or sportsman.
handgun cannot be carried where state law prohibits
it. (ex. City/State/County office buildings, schools and universities,
any private establishment with a sign posted prohibiting guns, as
well as Federal and State land except where hunting is permitted.)
License holders must report the following within
ten (10) days: (Failure to do so is a Class A Misdemeanor per
Penal Law 400.00.)
of name or address
- sale of
- theft or
loss of weapon (must also be reported to a local
pistol license transactions must be completed in
the Pistol License Office between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through
there is an amendment to the pistol license (a weapon is being added,$3
fee), you must do the following:
A weapon will not be added onto the pistol license unless you have
the necessary paperwork. There are NO exceptions
to the rule.
for Proper Disposal of Handguns Belonging to Deceased NEW YORK
State Pistol License Holder:
accordance with Sections 400.05 and 265.20 of the New York State Penal
Law, Executors, Administrators, or any other person(s) who have lawful
possession of property, specifically handgun(s) that belonged to a New
York State Pistol License holder who has died, must dispose of the handgun(s)
within fifteen (15) days of the death of the pistol license holder.
handgun(s) can be disposed of to a licensed firearms dealer or to another
pistol license holder. Because there are specific procedures that must
be followed in these types of disposal, please contact the Pistol License
Unit at (315) 435-2037, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 am and 3:00
the handgun(s) are not disposed of within the fifteen day period, the
handgun(s) must be turned into a law enforcement agency,
who will hold the handgun(s) for safekeeping until proper disposal can
be arranged or authorization is given for destruction. The handgun(s)
can only be held for a period of two years, at which time they are declared
a nuisance and destroyed in accordance with New York State Penal Law.