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.

Online

Get information about firearm permits.

In Person

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)

By Phone

Call 311 for assistance.

Subject to limited expectations, New York City requires a permit for the possession of a rifles/shotguns issued by the NYPD License Division. The City issues permits to own a rifle or shotgun.

Get information about firearm permits.