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The License to Carry section is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of county holidays or closures, to accept and process License to Carry Firearms Applications.
**Please note we are currently experiencing an influx of applications due to the COVID-19 shut down. There may be a slight delay in the processing of applications**
The Sheriff’s Department is required under Section 6109 (d) of Title 18 Pa C.S. to conduct an investigation into your application. Please carefully read the instructions and information provided on the application before submitting your application to ensure a timely processing. Applicants must present their applications in person to the Sheriffs Department. In accordance with Section §6109 of the Uniform Firearms Act, your background investigation may take up to 45 days. Upon completion of processing, your license to carry will be mailed to you.
We do not issue non-resident permits
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