Crouch Reminds Pistol Permit Holders That the Recertification Deadline Is Approaching

November 30, 2017

Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) reminded pistol permit holders that due to SAFE Act requirements you must recertify all pistol permits 5 years after the date your license was issued. If your pistol permit was issued before January 15, 2013 you must recertify your permit before January 31, 2018. If your permit was issued on or prior January 15, 2013, the deadline is five years after the date the permit was issued. Permit holders are responsible for knowing their issue date and must recertify whether they receive a notification or not. Failure to do so will result in your pistol permit being revoked.

“This is the first year New York is requiring pistol permit holders to recertify their licenses, so we really want to get the message out,” said Crouch. “There are a large number of permit holders who may be unaware of these changes or maybe they didn’t even receive their letters. This is a major concern, so we are doing everything we can to ensure law abiding permit holders are aware of these deadlines.”

Last January, the State Police mailed approximately 350,000 letters statewide to remind pistol owners of the new recertification restrictions. As of right now, only about 175,000 people have responded.

If you are a New York state pistol permit holder and need to recertify your license or would like more information, please visit the New York State Trooper Website here. Additionally you may contact my office at 607-648-6080, or email me at