FIREARMS UNIT - LICENSE TO CARRY PERMIT/LICENSE TO SELL

UPDATED – March 29, 2021 - Gov. Tom Wolf once again has granted an extension to the license to carry firearms permits. Permits that expired on or after March 19, 2020 have been extended through June 30, 2021. The extension is required due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff's offices, as well as other protective measures that are being implemented. taking to limit the spread of COVID-19.

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The Sheriff's Office has implemented a new online process to apply for LTC permits.

New and renewal permit applications can be submitted at the following link: 

https://lancasterpa.permitium.com/ccw/start  

We have resumed accepting in person applications via automated kiosks in the Office on a limited basis as well but wait times will be longer than usual. Permit applications will not be accepted after 4:00 PM via kiosks. $20.00 payment must be in the form of cash or money order or you have the option to pay by credit cardYou will not receive your permit the same day and you will need to make a second visit to our Office in order to receive your permit. It is strongly suggested that you use the above link when applying for your permit. Using the on-line service from your computer or smart phone will require only one visit to the Office.  


We will no longer accept mail in permit applications posted dated after May 14, 2021.  


The Sheriff's Office Firearms Unit process applications for License to Carry Firearm PermitInformation connected to this link is out dated. This link will be disable on May 14th. 


License to Carry Permit Details:

An applicant for a license to carry permit must be at least 21 years of age and reside in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Proof of age and residency must be furnished when the application is submitted. We do not issue permits to out of county or out of state residents.

If you are a Lancaster County resident, you must provide a Pennsylvania driver’s license or Pennsylvania photo ID. A post office box will not be accepted as a legal residence. Address on your permit application must match the address on your driver's license or photo ID at the time you apply for your permit as well as when you appear to have your picture taken.

Following an investigation by the Office and Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police, the applicant will be notified whether the application has been approved or denied. If your application has been denied, a service fee of $5 will be withheld, and the applicant will receive a refund of $15.


License to Sell

Applications for License To Sell Firearms for gun dealers. This application can be printed and filled out but must be brought to the Office for processing. 


Notice: The furnishing of false information on a signed application or offering false evidence of identity is a violation of Title 18, Section 4904. The Sheriff has the authority and reserves the right to revoke a permit for character and reputation.


FORMS/RESOURCES:

PICS Challenge Form

Concealed Carry License Reciprocity-PA Office of Attorney General