BUYING A HANDGUN
individuals have a bill of sale from a dealer or individual and
present it at the time they pick up their license. The coupon must
then be given to the dealer in order to take possession of the weapon.
The purchase of a handgun can only be from a valid license holder,
a firearms dealer or a police or peace officer. The bill of sale
must include the make, model, caliber, type and serial number.
PURCHASING AN ADDITIONAL WEAPON
Additional handguns may be purchased and registered on
your license by completing a license amendment (in duplicate). The
forms are available at the Pistol License Unit. The bill of sale must
include the make, model, serial number, type and caliber of the gun
being acquired, and name, address, and license number of both buyer and
SELLING A HANDGUN
If you wish to sell a handgun which is registered on
your license, you must provide the buyer with a dated
bill of sale. The bill of sale must have your name,
address, phone number and pistol license number. It must
also include the make, model, type, caliber and serial
number of the handguns being sold, given, transferred,
or co-registered. It must include buyers name, address
and license number. You are also required to notify the
Pistol License Unit that you are no longer in possession
of the weapon(s).
AMNESTY LAW (P.L. 265.20-F)
When a pistol license holder is deceased, the Executor
or Administrator of the Estate must dispose of the handgun(s)
within 15 days to a dealer, a valid pistol license holder
or any police department or sheriff 's office.
Any person who voluntarily surrenders to any police or sheriff's
department (under their terms) an unregistered handgun, is granted
amnesty from prosecution for Unlawful Possession. You should call the
police or sheriff 's office before bringing in any weapons.
If you have changed your name because of marriage or for other legal
reasons, you must provide the Pistol License Unit with a marriage
Certificate or legal court documents verifying the change.
Should you change the address listed on your license you must come
to the Pistol License Bureau no later than ten days after the change
becomes effective. If you move to a different county within NY State,
you must make arrangements to have your pistol license records transferred
by contacting the Ulster County Clerk's Office.
LOST OR MUTILATED LICENSE
If your license becomes mutilated or lost, you must
notify the Pistol License Unit and complete a request for a duplicate
TO PICK UP A HANDGUN
Picking up a handgun is by appointment only. To make the appointment, please call (845) 340-3639.
A prompt report must be made to the Pistol License Unit under the