Identification Division

The Identification Division is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 

Pistol Permit Office: 607-778-2113

***  Update 3/19/2022 ***

Pistol Permit Update Form (Use for new plastic permit cards):  Click Here

There is a $10 fee for duplicate permits.  Older style paper permits are still legal and acceptable.  

Your process will be faster if permit holders can email the completed form to:

Broome County Pistol Permits:

Pistol Permits are $140.00 Cash or Money Order (Made payable to Director of OMB)

Applicants must be 21 years of age and a Broome County resident.   

New pistol permit applications will ONLY be accepted for processing:  

Monday- Friday 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Click below to Download a Pistol Permit Application:


Pistol Permit FOIL Exemption Opt-Out:

Click below to Download a FOIL Exemption Opt-Out Form:

If you already have a pistol permit and wish to be a part of the FOIL Exemption,  Select the link provided for the Foil Exemption Opt-out Form, fill out the form, print, sign, and return it by mail to the Broome County Sheriff’s Pistol Permit Office.

Broome County Sheriff’s Office

(Attn: Pistol Permits)

155 Lt. VanWinkle Drive

 Binghamton, NY 13905

Sheriff Identification Cards:

Must bring Birth Certificate, Social Security Card, Proof Of Address, and, if married, a certified or original Marriage License (if female).
The cost is $10.00 and is issued the same day.
Phone: 607-778-2444

Public Fingerprinting:

Must Bring Identification and Fingerprint Card.
No Appointment is Necessary.

A friendly reminder to the public that the Broome County Pistol Permit Office does not have any role in the certification process nor access to the state system, so if you call our office about recertification, you will be directed to the New York State Police website.

ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʀᴇᴄᴇʀᴛɪꜰʏ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘɪꜱᴛᴏʟ/ʀᴇᴠᴏʟᴠᴇʀ ʟɪᴄᴇɴꜱᴇ

ᴇʟᴇᴄᴛʀᴏɴɪᴄᴀʟʟʏ ʙʏ ᴠɪꜱɪᴛɪɴɢ:

Follow the instructions on that web page.  You can also recertify through the U.S. mail by filling out a paper form (available at: or at any New York State Police location) and then mailing the completed form to:

ɴᴇᴡ ʏᴏʀᴋ ꜱᴛᴀᴛᴇ ᴘᴏʟɪᴄᴇ

ᴘɪꜱᴛᴏʟ ᴘᴇʀᴍɪᴛ ʙᴜʀᴇᴀᴜ, ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ 22

1220 ᴡᴀꜱʜɪɴɢᴛᴏɴ ᴀᴠᴇɴᴜᴇ

ᴀʟʙᴀɴʏ, ɴᴇᴡ ʏᴏʀᴋ 12226-2252

Firearm Safety:  

Please ensure that your firearms are always secure.  Children especially are curious about firearms and don't have the restraint to leave them alone if they aren't properly secure.  Criminals also seek out gun owners in an attempt to steal firearms for their value and to commit crimes. 

How to talk to your children about firearm safety

Safety is a habit