Where available, you can submit a form by entering information in the appropriate text fields and clicking the Submit button, or you can download forms and fill them out when it's convenient for you. Many of the forms still require your signature; please either mail or deliver these to our offices.
Please note, most Dutchess County forms are available as PDF documents. This format requires that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC. Click on the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon to download a free copy of this software.
The Background Investigation Form (.pdf) is to be completed for the purpose of employment with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR-218) allows the qualified law enforcement officer and the qualified retired law enforcement officer to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary, with certain exceptions. Use the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (HR-218) Qualification Registration Form to register for the next qualification session. Complete the Affidavit Form (.pdf). View the Sample HR-218 Qualification Card (.pdf).
Sign up, using DutchessDelivery, to be notified when the next Qualification date has been announced.
The NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption Form (.pdf) is used to exercise the "opt out" provision (FOIL exemption) for pistol licensees.
Mail or return (in person) the completed form to:
Dutchess County Clerk
22 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
The Request for Pistol Permit Transfer from Dutchess County Form (.pdf) is to be used to transfer a pistol permit from Dutchess County to another county.