Chester County Sheriff


Credit Cards

We accept credit card payments for in-person services including: 
  • License-to-Carry gun permits (new, renewal and replacements)
  • Protection-from-Abuse (PFA) fees
  • Fingerprinting
  • Bail transport
  • Notary service
Credit card payments for PFA fees are accepted by phone at 610-344-6850. Payments for all gun permits and fingerprint cards—which require all applicants to schedule an appointment and appear in-person, may be paid in-person only. A $2.00 convenience fee will be added for each transaction.


CCSO fingerprinting services are available on Fridays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm for Chester County residents. Schedule appointment online or call 610-344-6850.

The Sheriff's Office provides rolled inked fingerprints on FBI-FD/258 cards. We do not conduct fingerprint based background checks. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and reside in Chester County.

Emergency Information Form

\Print and complete the Emergency Information Form  for each person living in your home and tape it to the inside of your front door - especially if you live alone or have people in your home who are elderly, memory-impaired or need special assistance. this information will help first responders in case of an emergency.