The below reqiuriments are in place in order to apply for a pistol permit through the Guilderland Police Department


  • Applicant MUST be a resident of the town of Guilderland, NY

  • Applicant MUST be 21 years of age or honorably discharged from the United States armed forces.

  • Applicant CANNOT have been convicted of a felony or serious offense.

  • Applicant MUST not have suffered any mental illness, or confined to any hospital or institution public or private, for mental illness

  • Applicant MUST NOT have had a pistol license revoked or not be under a suspension or ineligibility order issue pursuant to the provisions of section 530.14 of the NYSPL or section 842 of the Family Court Act.



A permit is required prior to any insallation of an emergency alarm in the Town of Guilderland as set forth by Local Law No. 4 - 1984 (Subpart 18 of the 1974 Code).




Pistol Permits are available to pickup during business hours on the second floor of the police department. Applications are also available for download online.



Pistol Permit Safety Class Information


The Judges reviewing pistol applications in Albany County require that every applicant for a pistol permit must take a four-hour training class in pistol safety. Several organizations offer options for this class. Charges and locations vary, so please read class information carefully before making your selection.


You are required to submit a certificate showing completion of such class with your permit application. Albany County makes no endorsement of any particular training program and provides a list of classes solely for your information.


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