In Montgomery County the County Court Judge is the approving authority for all pistol permits. The Sheriff’s Office handles the initial paperwork, the background checks and the processing. To apply for a pistol permit please click on the PDF link below, this will open all the necessary paperwork and explain the entire process. Please follow these directions and you will be on your way to legally possessing a handgun in New York State.
Upon completion of your pistol permit safety class and having your paperwork completed please contact the Sheriffs Civil Division to schedule a time to come in to have your paperwork reviewed at 518-853-5516.