Subject to limited expectations, New York City requires a license for the possession of a handgun issued by the NYPD License Division.
The City issues licenses to own a handgun. You must apply for a gun permit in person. You must be 21 years of age. Processing time varies depending on location.
Get information about firearm permits.
One Police Plaza – NYPD License Division
1 Police Plaza Path
(Between Madison Street and Park Row)
NYC Police Department
Rifle / Shotgun Section
120—55 Queens Boulevard
(Between 80th Road and 82nd Avenue)