Records Division


All Pistol Permit Packets ready for submission may be turned in to the Records Department at the Sheriff's Office between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. You will not pay your application fee or be fingerprinted at that time. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment for processing and payment at a later date.

 The fee of $136.75 will be collected at your appointment when the packet is COMPLETE to the Investigator’s satisfaction.

Fees accepted in CASH, CHECK, or POSTAL MONEY ORDER, payable to Sheriff of Jefferson County. Fees are non-refundable.





         - Beginning October 1, 2022 all submitted Pistol Permit applications MUST have the "new" application form.

                                         NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!    

         There is a $5.00 fee if a pre-printed packet is supplied by the Sheriff's Office.


Background Checks  are available on a walk-in basis for a fee of $10.00.  The person must be present and have a valid photo ID or a notarized release signed by the person being checked.  Only arrest records with convictions are available and may take several days to complete.

Report Copies  are available for $.25 per page.

Fingerprinting  services are available every Wednesday from 8:00am to 10:45am.  A valid photo ID is required and a $5.00 fee.

Pistol Permit Fees: 

  • $10 County fee for application
  • $21 Fingerprinting
  • $16 Photos
  • $89.75 Livescan fee for NYS Criminal Justice Bureau & FBI
  • $5 Transfer (in or out) of county
  • $3 Amendment to permit
  • Gun storage for 1 year - $10 for first gun $5 each additional gun

If you wish to co-register a pistol, please complete this form:  Coregistering Consent form

All amendment fees must be paid in cash. 

New York State’s new gun law (NY SAFE Act) allows pistol permit holders to request that their information be kept private and confidential by completing and submitting a State Police “Opt-Out” form, which can be found  HERE. The form will also be posted on the State Police website as of February 15th at

*For information and forms regarding the Pistol Permit Recertification Process please visit