Pistol License Recertification

Office of the County Clerk
Bradford Kendall, County Clerk





  • Recertification is required by law. Failure to recertify will result in license revocation and surrender of weapons.

  • To recertify, you will need to supply your full name and client ID number (as found on your NYS Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card), current resident address, date of birth and list of all handguns you own (make, model, serial numbers).

  • If you have a current pistol license issued before January 15, 2013, you need to recertify. If you received your license after January 15, 2013 you will need to recertify prior to the 5 year anniversary of issuance.





On the Web – go to https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces and follow the instructions.


By Mail – download the forms from https://troopers.ny.gov/firearms/ or visit any NYS Police location


By far, the website is the easiest, most convenient and fastest way to obtain recertification status.


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