BUYING A HANDGUN
Once you have picked up your new permit and purchase coupon you
have 30 days in which you may purchase a pistol. Generally, most
individuals have a bill of sale from a dealer or individual and
present it at the time they pick up their permit. The coupon must
then be given to the dealer in order to take possession of the weapon.
The purchase of a handgun can only be from a valid permit holder,
a firearms dealer or a police or peace officer. The bill of sale
must include the make, model, caliber, type and serial number.
PURCHASING AN ADDITIONAL WEAPON
Additional handguns may be purchased and registered
on your permit by completing a permit amendment (in
duplicate). The forms are available at the Pistol Permit
Bureau. The bill of sale must include the make, model,
serial number, type and caliber of the gun being acquired,
and name, address, and permit number of both buyer and
SELLING A HANDGUN
If you wish to sell a handgun which is registered on
your permit, you must provide the buyer with a dated
bill of sale. The bill of sale must have your name,
address, phone number and pistol permit number. It must
also include the make, model, type, caliber and serial
number of the handguns being sold, given, transferred,
or co-registered. It must include buyers name, address
and permit number. You are also required to notify the
Pistol Permit Bureau that you are no longer in possession
of the weapon(s).
AMNESTY LAW (P.L. 265.20-F)
When a Pistol Permit holder is deceased, the Executor
or Administrator of the Estate must dispose of the handgun(s)
within 15 days to a Dealer, a valid Pistol Permit holder
or any Police Department or Sheriff 's Office.
Any person who voluntarily surrenders to any Police
or Sheriff's Department (under their terms) an Unregistered
handgun, is granted amnesty from prosecution for Unlawful
possession. You should call the Police or Sheriff 's
Office before bringing in any weapons.
If you have changed your name because of marriage or for other legal
reasons you must provide the Pistol Permit Bureau with a Marriage
Certificate or Legal Court Documents verifying the change.
Should you change the address listed on your permit you must come
to the Pistol Permit Bureau no later than ten days after the change
becomes effective. If you move to a different County within NY State,
you must make arrangements to have your Pistol Permit records transferred
by contacting the Ulster County Clerks Office.
LOST OR MUTILATED PERMIT
If your permit becomes mutilated or lost you must notify the Pistol
Permit Bureau and complete a request for a duplicate permit form.
A prompt report must be made to the Pistol Permit Bureau under the