Philadelphia Police Department: Gun Permit Unit

Police Service in Philadelphia
660 East Erie Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
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2 months ago
Todays update Feb 4 2021...I was early for my appointment and they took me in the building around 8am...they ask for your drivers license or ID and your approval email with your file number so having it ready will help them help you...they verify you have an appointment, after seeing your paperwork you take your picture...sign a document and they give u a packet about the rules and how to speak with law enforcement(READ IT!!!) they were very friendly and straight forward...if something goes wrong it’s more than likely YOU, not them
- Paul R
2 months ago
I know the Philly gun permit unit has had some rough times this past year with delays and closings, but things are really back on track. I submitted my application via e-mail and received an approval within two weeks. Afterwards, I called and scheduled an appointment to pick up my permit. When I tell you I was there for no longer than 5 minutes, I mean it. I got my picture taken, gave my money order and was out the door incredibly fast.
- Mike W
5 months ago
Took me a week or so of constant calling back in July when they reopened and I had to wait until today 10/20 for my appointment. But it was an easy in and out experience. I had all my required paperwork and the officers I encountered were very courteous. I was only in the building for 25 mins. Now I wait for the decision letter, not sure what the process is for picking up though, just hope it goes as smooth as today went.
- Kristine M

Pennsylvania License to Carry

The Philadelphia Police Department is the Issuing Authority for The Pennsylvania State Police in Philadelphia County.  A License to Carry a Firearm must be obtained in the county that you reside in.

Out of State residents wishing to obtain a PA License to Carry must first have a License to Carry form the State that you reside in.  Also the PA License to Carry for Out of State residents can be obtain at any issuing Authority.  Once issued it is valid anywhere within the State of Pennsylvania.

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660 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
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