Director of Public Information
Clarification regarding pistol permit recertification due dates
The New York State Police have become aware of information incorrectly reported that ALL pistol permit recertifications in New York State are due by January 15, 2022.
To clarify, the next five year due date is here for some, but not all pistol permit holders.
An individual’s recertification due date is dependent on their initial recertification date, and must recertify every five years.
For example, a pistol permit holder who recertified on January 15, 2017 would be due to recertify by January 15, 2022.
A pistol permit holder who recertified on March 8, 2017 would be due to recertify by March 8, 2022.
A pistol permit holder who recertified on January 15, 2018 would be due to recertify by January 15, 2023.
New York State pistol permits issued prior to January 31, 2013 were first due to be recertified with the New York State Police by January 31, 2018.
The pistol permit recertification website was first opened to allow recertifications on January 1, 2017. This date range created a 13 month window to allow New York pistol permit holders enough time to submit their first recertification. The due dates for the second round of pre-2013 issued pistol permits will range between January 1, 2022 to Jan 31, 2023.
Pistol permits issued after January 31, 2013, were due to recertify 5 years after the permit issue date, and every 5 years thereafter.
To see when your current recertification expires please visit the New York State Police website at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces.
The website link will also allow you to submit your next recertification online.