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Death of a Permit Holder

New York State Law requires that upon a permit holder's death, the decedent's estate must, within 15 days, turn over the decedent's firearm(s) to another pistol permit holder; a licensed dealer; or the local police department.

The estate is also requested to notify the Erie County Pistol Permit Office of the permit holder's passing, complete a Transfer of Estate Form, and provide a copy of a death certificate and information about the disposition of the firearm(s), so that the license may be canceled.

Creation date: 6/21/2022 4:12 PM      Updated: 6/21/2022 4:12 PM