Firearm Licensing

Welcome to the York County Sheriff's Office's Licensing Division.


Our mission is to accept, conduct background checks and determine eligibility of License to Carry Firearms and License to Sell Firearms applications for the residents of York County.

In order to accomplish our mission in an efficient and effective manner, we have provided links to the various forms required to assist you in submitting your application.

License to Carry Firearms

If you are either a resident of York County or an out-of-state resident, please utilize the "LICENSE TO CARRY FIREARMS" at left (or click here) in order to be directed to the applicable applications.

Out-of-State residents must accompany their applications with a colored photo of both their Driver's License and License to Carry Firearms from the state in which they currently reside.


**** Gov. Wolf grants additional extension for LTCF  - The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020 or later are now valid through December 31, 2020.

License To Sell Firearms

If you are a resident of York County, own a firearms dealership and possess a valid Federal Firearms License (FFL), please utilize the "LICENSE TO SELL FIREARMS" drop-down box at the left (or click here) in order to be directed to the applicable application.

Out-of-State residents are not eligible for a License to Sell Firearms..


Click on the following links to view the current Reciprocity Agreements

States which recognize a PA License to Carry Firearms

States who allow PA Residents to apply for their permits