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Pistol License Unit

After receiving a new pistol license application, this unit processes the application as follows:

  • Review all pistol license applications to insure compliance with state law
    Obtain fingerprints and photographs of applicant (along with pistol license application and fee)
    Submit fingerprint cards to D.C.J.S. and the F.B.I. for criminal history background checks
    Conduct background investigation
    Send out reference letters regarding new applicants
    Submit completed application to appropriate County Court Judge for final approval
  • Upon approval, process and issue pistol license to applicant as well as distribute application to appropriate agencies

Other duties include processing license holders' amendments, acquisitions, disposals, address changes, duplicates and transfers, maintain pistol license files, process pistol license suspensions and revocations, conduct criminal investigation of pistol licensees when warranted, and conduct deceased pistol licensee investigations.


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