License to Carry a Firearm
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE APPLIED FOR AND PICKED UP IN PERSON – NO EXCEPTIONS
The Sheriff of Dauphin County does not abdicate its responsibility for the processing of Applications for Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms, the issuing of a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms, the renewing of Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms, the revising a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms, or the replacing of a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms to any other entity, private or governmental, including any internet websites. The Sheriff of Dauphin County does not accept any payments for these license services over the internet or by credit card. All payments must be provided to the Sheriff of Dauphin County in cash, certified bank check, or money order.
You must be 21 years of age and a Dauphin County resident
The following strictly applies: For new applications you will need 2 forms of ID. A valid Pa Drivers License or Pa State Id card AND another official Id card like a Passport or Military ID OR a document verifying the last 4 digits of your SS#
For renewal applications you will need your Valid Pa Drivers License or Pa State Id card AND your current License to carry a Firearm, and you may only renew this 2 weeks before your current Permit expires.
NOTE: Your Pa Drivers License or Id card MUST have your current address on it. If it doesn’t you Must get an update card from Penndot
All non US citizens MUST also bring in a valid Green Card AND documents or bills that provide proof that you lived at you current residence for the past 3 months
The application must be completed in its entirety, including 2 personal non related references
License fees are as follows:
Application Fee is $6.00 Cash, Certified bank check or Money order
Permit fee at the time of pickup is $14.00 Cash, Certified bank check or Money order. PLEASE BRING THE EXACT AMOUNT
Our office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. It takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes when you bring in a completed application
ALL drug and drug related charges and convictions WILL BE DENIED
***WE DO NOT PROCESS NON-RESIDENT PERMITS.
APPLICATION FOR LICENSE TO CARRY A FIREARM