Office of Pistol Permit Licensing

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FAQ New NYS Firearm Laws
Changes to PL 400.00 Firearm Licensing
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Oneida County Sheriff Deputies are no longer taking appointments at the front entrance for pistol licensing. Instead we are moving to a numbering system.

Please follow the instructions outlined below.

If a number is available upon entrance into the building, please take a number and come up to our office on the 6th floor.

If no number is available please take a seat in the designated area and when a client comes down you may take a number and come up to the office.

If you do not have a number you will be directed back to the first floor.


Hours:  Utica Office 8:30am - 11:30am  -  1:00pm - 3:00pm Monday-Friday

The Pistol Permit Office will be CLOSED to the public in Utica on Thursday.

The Rome pistol office is open Thursdays only from 8:00 am until Noon. Rome is a Satellite office and occasionally will be closed due to staffing related issues in Utica. If the office is closed the outside entrance will be posted indicating just that. You may call the Utica Office at 315.798.5821 on the prior Wednesday to check if Rome will be open the following day.

Thank you,


The pistol permit office is a county office established to administer the state pistol permit law in Oneida County as required by section 400 of the penal law.  This pistol licensing officer, Oneida County Judge,  is responsible for the issuance of all license applications, the receipt and review of all pre-and post-licensing investigations, the issuance of licenses, the receipt and processing of license amendments, the receipt and investigation of police agency reports of bad acts and crimes by licensees, and the scheduling of hearings.  Annually, this office serves, in person, about 5,000 people in the Utica and Rome Courthouses, and responds to a greater number of telephone inquiries.

Applications for pistol licenses will no longer be available in the Rome Office. This is due to my inability to control social distancing guidelines as it relates to Covid-19 protocol
The Pistol Permit Office will be CLOSED to the public in Utica on Thursday.
Application Information
Dan Patrick Sullivan
Assistant Pistol Licensing Officer

Oneida County Office of Pistol Licensing
Oneida County Office Building
800 Park Avenue
Utica, New York  13501
Phone 315.798.5821    Fax:  315.731.3430

ROME: Griffiss Business and Technology Park
706 Hangar Road - Corner of Brooks Road (Building 45), Rome, NY 13440
Phone: (315) 337-4675