Wayne County Sheriff's Office

01/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/12/2018 22:15

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts Reminds Pistol Permit License Holders They Must Recertify;

Date: 01/12/2018 | Location: Wayne County, NY

Dear Pistol Permit License Holders,

I would like to take a moment to remind you of an important deadline that is fast approaching. As those of you who are pistol permit holders may already be aware, January 31st is the date by which many people must submit their pistol permit recertification to the New York State Police.

If you obtained a pistol permit beforeJanuary 15, 2013, then the 31st is the last day when you can submit your recertification.

For those of you who obtained a pistol permit afterJanuary 15, 2013, then you must recertify by the 5 year anniversary date from when you originally obtained your permit.

I know many people are angry about this law, and are skeptical of its ultimate intent, but I must impress upon you the importance of complying with the law and recertifying.

Under the law, your failure to recertify will result in the automatic revocation of your pistol permit and your right to possess your weapons.

You may disagree with the SAFE Act and its aims, but please do not jeopardize your eligibility to possess a pistol permit by failing to follow the law.

The State Police are available to answer any questions about the recertification process you may have. You can also find information about how to recertify online at https://safeact.ny.gov/.

Sincerely,

Sheriff Barry Virts