Pennsylvania Law requires the Sheriff of Chester County to process all Applications for License to Carry Firearms.
Licenses are issued to all those who qualify, based on a background investigation done by the Sheriff’s Office through the Pennsylvania Instant Check system (PIC). Once an application for license to carry is filed, the Sheriff has 45 days in which to complete the investigation and notify the applicant. The license is valid for 5 years. The Sheriff has the ability to revoke the license at any time for good cause.
Firearms License Application
Firearms License Renewal Instructions
APPLICATION FEE IS $20.00. PAYMENT MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. PAYMENT MAY BE MADE BY CASH, PERSONAL CHECK, CERTIFIED CHECK, OR MONEY ORDER. MAKE CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO "SHERIFF OF CHESTER COUNTY." CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. PERSONAL CHECKS RETURNED FOR INSUFFICIENT FUNDS WILL BE ASSESSED A FEE OF $15 IN ADDITION TO ANY BANK CHARGES
PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATION IN PERSON TO OUR OFFICE.
DO NOT MAIL YOUR APPLICATION.