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Pistol Permit Services


The NYS Safe Act's recertification program is ongoing. The process is easy and is required by law. Please note:

  • Recertification may be done on-line by visiting (with FAQ update!):
  • Recertification status for those done online may be checked on the website.
  • Recertification may also be done by mailing in a paper Recertification Form.
  • Recertification Forms may be downloaded from the website or are available at our Warren County Pistol Permit Office.
  • Questions to NYSP: 1-855-LAWGUNS (1-855-529-4867)

The Warren County Clerk's Pistol Permit Office is pleased to assist our Warren County license holders by providing copies of blank paper Recertification Forms, NYSP contact information, and information specific to your own permit.

We are here to serve you: Monday-Friday from 9-1 and 2-4 (lunch hr 1-2!). (518) 761-6516

Pamela J. Vogel, Warren Co. Clerk
Sueanne Linehan, Deputy Co. Clerk
Pistol Permit Administration

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.

Please Note: This Opt-out applies to county pistol permit files.

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, however, their MAIN residence must be OUTSIDE OF NYS. 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.
  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 before a license to carry and/or possess a handgun is issued. Course certification is valid for up to three (3) years. Course certification is valid up to three (3) years. Approved safety course providers are:

  • Adk Gun & Range (Adirondack Gun & Range):
    Held at Adirondack Gun & Range, 1540 State Route 9, Lake George NY 12845.
The Adirondack Range
Date Day of Week Time
January 4, 2020 Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
February 1,2020 Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm
February 5, 2020 Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
March 11, 2020 Wednesday 6:00pm-10:00pm
March 28, 2020 Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm

Photo ID is required for entrance into class.

  • Safe T Inc. (Southern Adk Firearms Education & Training Inc):
    Held at Warren Co. Public Safety Building, Sheriff's Training Room, 1400 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845.

Photo ID is required for entrance into class.

Upcoming Dates for Safe T Inc.
Date Day of Week Time
January 8, 2020 Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
February 4, 2020 Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
March 5, 2020 Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm
April 7, 2020 Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
May 7, 2020 Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm
May 23, 2020 Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm (tentative)
June 10, 2020 Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
July 7, 2020 Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
August 5, 2020 Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
September 8, 2020 Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
October 7, 2020 Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
November 5, 2020 Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm
December 3, 2020 Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm
January 5, 2021 Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm