NYLON – New York State Police launched a website to help pistol permit carriers to recertify as mandated by state law.
According to a press release from New York State Police, the website, available here, is intended to be a quick and easy process.
There is no cost for recertification, and licensees who do not wish to use the online process can download a form from the website, and paper forms will also be available at any State Police station.
Recent changes to New York State Penal Law require license holders to recertify every five years. Individuals who were issued a Pistol /Revolver License before January 15, 2013, must recertify by January 31, 2018. The deadline to recertify for those issued a license on or after January 15, 2013, is five years from the date the license was issued.
Failure to recertify will serve as a basis for revocation of the license.
As part of the recertification process, licensees must affirm that they are not prohibited from possessing firearms under state and federal law, and must also confirm certain personal information, as well as provide details about the pistols and/or revolvers they own.
NYS Police noted that Pistol/Revolver License holders who live in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk counties are not required to recertify through this process. Each of these municipalities already requires license holders to renew or recertify their license on a periodic basis.
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