Pistol Permit Services


There is no date set, at this time, for Warren County pistol permit holders to recertify under the NYS proposed recertification program as part of the safe act.

The NYSP must first complete a pilot program on recertificaton with a few selected counties (not Warren). There is no firm date for the start of the pilot.

The Warren County pistol permit office will update when new information is available!

NYS Firearms License Request for Public Records Exemption

NYS Firearm License Request for Public Records Exemption (aka as the Opt-Out Form): pistol-opt-out.pdf - Complete and return, or send to:

Warren County Clerk's Office, Pistol Permits
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

We urge forms to be returned to us as soon as possible. For more information about this form, please see the Public Records Exemption - FOIL Form FAQ.

Warren County Pistol Permit Applications: Eligibility

In order to apply for a Warren County Pistol Permit, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 21 years old.
  2. Be a full or part-time resident of Warren County for at least one year.
  3. Part-time residents must own property (ex: camp, vacation home) in Warren County. Verification required.
  4. Furnish a Certificate of Relief from Civil Disabilities if you’ve had any criminal convictions.
  5. Complete the NRA Pistol Safety Course before a permit is issued. Course certification is valid for up to 3 years. You may, however, submit your completed application before taking the course. Course information is available at the office.
  6. Application packet fee: $ 10.00 (cash or check payable to Warren County Clerk, no credit cards).

Application Update: Unrestricted "Carry Concealed" Licenses

Any Warren County resident who desires an unrestricted “carry” license may apply at the Warren County Clerk’s Office, provided that the holder has held their permit for at least 5 years and has had no arrests. Fee for Unrestricted License Application: $15.

Warren County Pistol Safety Program

All pistol applicants are required to attend and complete a National Rifle Association Pistol Safety Course (view course schedule) before a license to carry and/or possess a handgun is issued. Course certification is valid for up to three (3) years. In the event that you do not submit your application within the three (3) year window provided, you will be required to take the course again as part of the application process.

All classes are held at the following location:

Warren County Public Safety Building (New Sheriff's Office)
Training Room
1400 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845

All courses will start at 7:00 p.m. and will last approximately three (3) hours. All pistol permit applicants must register in the Warren County Clerk's Pistol Permit Office by paying the $50.00 fee and completing a program registration card (cash or check payable to ‘Safe T Inc’). Applicants must do this at least one week before the scheduled course date, however, the class is limited to 20 people on a "first come, first serve" basis. We recommend registering as early as possible to ensure placement.

If you register and are unable to attend, applicants must notify this office at least 24 hours before the course date. Without proper notification, fees are nonrefundable and class registration nontransferable. Failure to show for the course for which you have registered does not assure you placement in next months' class.

Photo ID is required for entrance into class.

Please Note - Due to high volume, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins unless previously authorized. Thank you.

Any questions, please feel free to contact this office at (518) 761-6516. Thank you!

2016-2018 Course Schedule
(Classes held 7-10 PM)
Date Day of Week
December 8, 2016 Thursday
January 12, 2017 Thursday
February 9 Thursday
February 15 Wednesday
March 8 Wednesday
March 14 Tuesday
April 12 Wednesday
May 10 Wednesday
June 8 Thursday
July 12 Thursday
August 8 Tuesday
September 13 Wednesday
September 20 Wednesday
October 11 Wednesday
October 19 Thursday
November 15 Wednesday
December 12 Tuesday
January 11, 2018 Thursday