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License To Carry / Protection Permits

If you currently have a permit, you will receive a renewal application and instructions mailed to you within 30-60 days of the expiration of your license to carry firearms.  If you are unable to locate the renewal application, please contact our office at (814) 776-5353 and another will be mailed to you.  The instructions and application listed below are for NEW applicants only.

*Application Instructions (PDF)                    *PERMIT APPLICATION  (PDF)


The Elk County Sheriff's Office is responsible for processing all applications for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms. This license allows a person to carry a concealed weapon on their person or in a motor vehicle. The licenses are issued to persons who qualify, based on a background investigation conducted by the Sheriffs Office, within 45 days of the filing of the application. The license is valid for a period of 5 years. The license may be revoked at anytime for reasons of misuse or criminal activity. Applications for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms may be obtained on-line, (see forms above) or by coming into the Sheriff's Office located on the 1st floor of the Elk County Courthouse during our normal business hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Applications may also be obtained by calling our office at (814) 776-5353.

  • Applicant must be an Elk County resident and 21 years of age.
  • Applicant must have a current PA driver's license or PA identification card.
  • Fee for photo license is $20.00(Please do NOT send payment with your application.)
  • If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, you must provide us with the following:  a copy of your permit in the state you reside, a copy of your driver's license and a detailed letter as to why you are applying in Elk County.


Our Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays.

To view the categories of Firearms Reciprocity, please visit the Pennsylvania Attorney General's website at: Pennsylvania Firearms Reciprocity

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Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853