The New York State Police have begun mailing to handgun permit holders a letter explaining the SAFE Act-required handgun recertification process. The SAFE Act requires
permit holders to recertify their permit’s status every five years.
Failure to recertify by the deadline will result in revocation of your handgun permit.
You MUST recertify even if you don’t get a letter from the State Police. As part of the recertification process, you the permit holder are required to confirm
certain information such as your name, current address, date of birth and a list of all handguns you currently possess—to include make, model, caliber and serial number.
You will need a NY State driver’s license, or non-driver ID card, in order to complete the recertification process. If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013,
the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018. If your permit was issued after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the
date your permit was issued.
Recertify electronically by visiting https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert or recertify by
postal mail using a paper form available at http://troopers.ny.gov/firearms or
from any State Police location.
If you neglect to recertify by your deadline, you will lose your handgun permit!!