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License to Carry Firearms

License to Carry Firearms applications via mail has been discontinued as of March 31, 2011.

As the result of requirements of Act 66, 2005, applicants must have their photo and signature captured electronically into our system. At this time there is no manner to complete these requirements without the personal appearance of the applicant.

Therefore we will not be able to process any mailed applications received after March 31, 2011.

PERMITS CAN BE PROCESSED FROM 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (Excluding Government and Major Holidays)                                                                                              

Required Items:

  • A valid identification with current address (i.e. Driver’s License or other Government issued photo ID)
  • If you are not a US Citizen, you must provide your alien registration card.
  • $20 will be required when applying for the License to Carry. We accept cash, check, or money order made payable to Centre County Sheriff.
  • In addition PA NON-RESIDENT permit holders will also need to bring your current residential License to Carry!

We are located at 213 East High Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823

You can reach our office at (814) 355-6803


Any questions concerning License to Carry, feel free to call the office or e-mail at