New York City Firearm Application Information

The New York City Pistol Permit application can seem overwhelming, but here you can find all the information you need to complete your application.

The application for your handgun permit must be completed carefully and accurately. Here you will find information on different types of permits, a guided list of all the information you need, and the link to the NYPD Application.

You can apply for your NYC pistol or handgun permit through the New York City Police Department here

We are NOT affiliated with the NYPD and this information is to be used as a guideline to help complete the application. This DOES NOT guarantee approval of a pistol permit in NYC.

Premise License (Residence/Business)

This permit allows you to own a firearm in your home or bsuiness. The location of the fiream must be kept at the address printed on your permit. This permit also allows you to to transport your firearm to and from an authorized range for target practice. This is most likely the permit you will apply for.

Long Gun Permit

This permit allows you to possess long guns (rifles/shotguns) in New York City. Be sure to know specific restrictions on which types of long guns you are allowed to own.

Carry Guard License

A carry guard license is for those employed by a security guard agency or armed guard agency. This permit allows you to carry your firearm while you are working and on duty for the agency listed.

Business/Special/Limited Carry

These permits are restricted carry permits specific to need. You must show need to obtain these types of permits. These permits are also for those not residing in NYC, but who live in NYS and have a valid permit in their county and require to carry in NYC.

What do I need to submit?

Depending on your permit and your individual situations, you may need to submit additional information. But here are some of the basics. Your NYPD Investigator will advise you of any additional information you may need to provide.