The following FAQs apply to the pistol / revolver license recertification required by New York State Penal Law 400.00 subsection 10(b).
(These FAQs are not applicable to the Westchester County recertification process. For information about the Westchester County recertification process, please contact the Westchester County licensing authority.)
Pistol / Revolver License Recertification General Questions:
A: If your license was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018 and every five years thereafter. If your license was issued on or after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the license was issued and every five years thereafter.
A: It is possible that not all pistol/revolver license holders will receive a letter. It is your responsibility to recertify your pistol/revolver license whether you receive a notification letter or not.
A: No. If you currently have a New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County or Westchester County permit, you must follow the requirements that are in place in your county, rather than use the New York State recertification system.
A: No. The statute requires that, in order to recertify a firearms license, a person is required by statute to affirm that he/she is not prohibited from possessing firearms at the time of the recertification. Since a person with a suspended permit is prohibited from possessing firearms, he or she would not be able to meet this requirement and may therefore not recertify his/her firearms license while such license is suspended.
A: No, the deadline to recertify is based on the date that you were originally issued your pistol / revolver license.
A: There are two options available for recertification.
A: No, there are no fees associated with recertification; however, existing county fees associated with new applications and amendments still apply.
A: The process for amending your pistol / revolver license has not changed. File an amendment with your county licensing authority. Amendments have no impact on recertification.
A: No. You are still required to have your pistol / revolver license on your person while carrying a pistol or revolver.
A: Your recertification status can be checked at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/.
A: If you submitted a paper Recertification Form, your status will be “No recertification on file” until your information has been entered. Please allow sufficient time for mailing and entry.
If you submitted electronically, you should not receive this message. You may have chosen the “Save For Later” option and not submitted the recertification. You can retrieve a saved recertification for 90 days at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/. Click on “Recertify Pistol Permit”, then “Retrieve Recertification”. If you did not save or submit your recertification, it will need to be reentered.
A: You have met the recertification requirements of subsection 10(b) of section 400.00 of the penal law, and your next recertification date is shown in the status.
A: If an email address is provided, a Confirmation of Submission containing your Recertification Number will be emailed confirming receipt of your recertification. Email addresses may also be used for communication regarding future recertification cycles.
Pistol / Revolver License Electronic Recertification Questions:
A: Information such as name, address, date of birth, New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification number, and an inventory of your licensed pistols and revolvers will be required. Most of the information needed for recertification can be found on your county issued pistol / revolver license. You will need to have a New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card in order to process your recertification. Out of state residents who do not possess either a New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card must use the paper form to recertify and must attach a copy of their driver’s license or non-driver identification from their state of issuance.
A: Click on the “Add Firearm” button for each additional firearm.
A: Click on the magnifying glass next to the “Manufacturer” field, and enter the name of your manufacturer in the “Search” box.
A: To enter a manufacturer that is not listed:
From the Manufacturer search feature:
A: Caliber must be entered as a number only, without punctuation, mm, or other alphabetic designations.
A: The issue date entered should be the date (or approximate date if unknown) that you were originally issued a pistol / revolver license, not the date that you transferred or amended your license.
A: Once submitted, your recertification cannot be modified electronically. If you have already submitted your recertification, please call 1-855-LAWGUNS (1-855-529-4867).
A: One of the systems required to process recertifications is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
Pistol / Revolver License Paper Recertification Form Questions:
A: All fields are required except for:
Incomplete recertification forms will be returned unprocessed.
A: Out of state residents who do not possess either a New York State Driver License or Non-Driver Identification Card must use the paper form to recertify and must attach a copy of their driver’s license or non-driver identification from their state of issuance.
Recertification forms are available at:
A: Utilize form PPB-2A for additional firearms. PPB-2A forms are available at:
A: Please return the completed form to:
New York State Police
Pistol Permit Bureau
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12226-2252
A: Your recertification status can be checked at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/. Your status will be “No recertification on file” until your information has been entered. Please allow sufficient time for mailing and entry.
A: If you are experiencing technical difficulties with the electronic recertification process, please contact the New York State Information Technology Services (ITS) Service Desk at 1-844-891-1786.
All other questions should be directed to 1-855-LAWGUNS (1-855-529-4867).
These FAQs were republished on 1/15/2018 from https://www.troopers.ny.gov/FAQs/Firearms/Recertification/