The Pistol Permit office is instrumental in the record keeping of all Pistol Permit activity and files for the County. All pistol permit related transactions go through this office, with an original application being housed in the County Clerk’s Office. New York State also receives a copy of the application, as well as one being kept in the Pistol Permit Office. Pistol Permits for Chautauqua County residents are under terms and regulations of NYS laws.
Once an applicant completes an application, pistol safety course & background investigation, final approval /denial of a permit is the decision of Supreme Court Judge Cass or County Court Judge Foley.
TO SUBMIT TRANSACTIONS (REGISTRATIONS/DELETIONS) – mail in to PistoL Permit PO Box 128 Mayville NY 14757 or drop off in drop box outside main entrance to Gerace Office Building 3 N. Erie St Mayville NY – receipt from NYS Gun Dealer, copy of front of pistol permit, copy of front of driver’s license, $3.00 per gun per permit and self-addressed stamped envelope.
To complete change of address (if on plastic card issued 2012 or after) mail into Pistol Permit PO Box 128 Mayville NY or drop off in drop box outside main entrance to Gerace Office Building – copy of front of pistol permit, copy of front of driver’s license, $5.00 for duplicate permit and self-addressed stamped envelope. If address is not updated on driver’s license yet, make sure to list new address and include.
If old paper permit or plastic card issued before 2012, please call the pistol permit office at 716-753-4374 to schedule an appointment to get address updated.
To change Name please schedule an appointment to come in electronically sign your name. (Bring proof of name change)
Transfer to another county please complete the online Pistol Permit Transfer Request and mail to Pistol Permit with check payable to Pistol Permit for $5.00. We will pull your file and send to your new county.
Fee Schedule for Pistol Permit
Gun Registration or Deletion $3.00 per gun per permit
Duplicate Permit $5.00
Transfer to Chautauqua County or Transfer out of Chautauqua County $5.00
You must be 21 years of age & be a resident of Chautauqua County
to apply for a permit.
Applicants with an arrest within 5 years may be denied!
Chautauqua Co. Sheriff’s Office
Pistol Permit Division
3 North Erie Street
P.O. Box 128
Mayville NY 14757
By Appointment Only
Mon – Thurs
8:30am – Noon
1pm – 4pm
Give us a call and we will be happy to help you!
PISTOL INSTRUCTION CLASS:
You must have instruction in the safe handling of pistols
Firearms Instructor must be certified & County approved
Certificate must be turned in with the application
Certificate expires after one (1) year