5.Classes of Pistol License are as follows:
Restricted Business License for Security and Armored Car Guards
Full Carry License
Retired Police Officer/Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officers
Retired Peace Officers
6.Pistol License Fees:
NYS DCJS Fingerprint Fee: $99.00
Purchase Document: $10.00
7.Duties and responsibilities of a pistol licensee include, but are not limited to:
1. A Pistol Licensee is authorized to possess only the firearms listed on the license.
2. A Pistol Licensee must be in possession of the pistol license at all times while
carrying a firearm. The firearm carried must be registered on the pistol license.
3. A Pistol Licensee shall not purchase a firearm prior to obtaining a purchase
document from the Nassau County Police Department, Pistol License Section
4. A Pistol licensee must safeguard firearms at all times, and must keep firearms
away from unauthorized persons, especially children. Firearms are to be stored in a
locked receptacle, preferably a safe or metal box permanently attached to a structure.
Access must be limited to the licensee, and the person designated by the licensee on
the application as the person responsible to safeguard the firearms.
5. A Pistol licensee shall not leave firearms in a motor vehicle, even temporarily,
or any other place where an unauthorized person might have access to them.
6. A Pistol licensee shall not draw or otherwise display a firearm unjustifiably,
Unnecessarily, or carelessly.
7. A Pistol licensee is responsible for the safeguarding and proper storage of
firearms at all times. Should a licensee be unable to produce a firearm when requested
by the Police Department, or if the licensee cannot locate a firearm, or does not know
of its whereabouts, it will be considered a "failure to safeguard a firearm," and the pistol
licensee will be subject to suspension and/or revocation
8. Misconduct or misuse of a pistol license or firearm may result in suspension or revocation.
9. Most licenses issued by the Nassau County Police Department are valid anywhere in
New York State, except in all five boroughs of the City of New York. Licenses stamped
"Retired Police Officer" or "Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer" are valid in New York City.
8. To purchase a firearm:
1.Licensees are not required to purchase or own a firearm to receive or maintain a
pistol license. However, to purchase a firearm, a Purchase Document must be obtained
from the Nassau County Police Department, Pistol License Section.
2.You may obtain a non-specific weapon purchase document, which will be valid for the
calendar year from the date of purchase.
3.You must destroy the document if you do not purchase a weapon when the document
4.Licensees are required to appear at the pistol license section within ten days of
purchasing a weapon to amend their license and reflect the purchase.
NOTE: A licensee must be capable of handling the firearm in a safe manner
and may be required to demonstrate same to the Pistol License Section personnel
Safety is of utmost priority in the handling of all weapons.
ANY LICENSEE WHO BRINGS A LOADED WEAPON TO THE PISTOL LICENSE SECTION
WILL BE SUBJECT TO IMMEDIATE REVOCATION OF HIS OR HER LICENSE.
9. To sell or dispose of a firearm:
A. To legally dispose of firearms, a licensee must:
a. surrender the firearms, in a safe, unloaded condition, to the Nassau County Police Department,
Pistol License Section, or
B.Sell or transfer the firearms to a licensed firearms dealer or another licensee, or
C. Legally dispose of firearms as described in the New York State Penal Law.
2. All firearms transactions must occur prior to the expiration of a license. If the license is expired the
firearms must be surrendered to the Nassau County Police Department as described above.
3. A notarized bill of sale or dealer's receipt must accompany all transactions of firearms, and must
be submitted to the Pistol License Section in person along with the license for amendment. -within ten
(10) business days.
4. A violation of the above procedures may result in criminal charges for a class A misdemeanor as
defined under Penal Law Section 265.10 subsection 7, and immediate suspension of the license
[See also PL Section 400.00 (15)] Revocation of license may also result
10. To Cancel a Pistol License
A. Legally dispose of the firearms listed on the license, and
B. Return the license to the Nassau County Police Department, Pistol License Section along with
the documentation for the disposition of the firearms, and
C. Attach a letter briefly describing the reason for the cancellation.
11. To change your address
Should a Pistol licensee move from the address listed on the license, he or she must personally
appear with the pistol license at the Pistol License Section no later than ten (10) days after the change
becomes effective.The licensee will be required to submit verifying documents regarding the change,
such as; Utility bill, lease agreement, deed, etc. This also applies to business addresses. If the
licensee relocates outside of Nassau County, instructions regarding a license transfer or cancellation
must be followed.
12. Lost or Stolen firearms
If a firearm is lost or stolen, the licensee must:
A. Immediately report such information to the precinct of occurrence or local police agency where the
loss occurred and obtain a case report or other police report number, and
B. Notify the Pistol License Section of the police report number no later than the next business day.
13. Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Pistol License
If a license is lost, stolen or mutilated, the licensee must appear at the Pistol License Section as soon
as possible with the identification, a new photo, and the appropriate fee for a duplicate license.
Depending on the circumstances, the Pistol License Section may require an investigation prior to the
issuance of a duplicate license.
14. Grounds for Suspension/Revocation Pistol License
The policy of Nassau County Police Department is to immediately suspend the Pistol License of
any licensee who violates any of the terms and conditions of the license, including, but not limited
to, the following incidents:
A. Improper use of firearm.
B. Unnecessary display of firearm.
C. Failure to report the loss of theft of a firearm.
D. Failure to properly safeguard a firearm.
E. Failure to report any arrest, indictment or conviction in any jurisdiction.
F. Any medical or mental condition which impairs the licensee's ability to own, carry or
safeguard a firearm.
G. Issuance of an Order of Protection naming Licensee as the respondent.
H. Report of nay domestic situation where violence is threatened or alleged to have occurred.
I. Presentation of a loaded firearm at the Nassau County Police Department, Pistol License
J. Violation of any restrictions on the license (eq.: business, target, etc.)
K. Any alteration of a license.
15. Traffic and Parking tickets are sent to
Nassau County Traffic and Parking Violations
16 Cooper Street West
Hempstead, N. Y. 11550