Who can apply for a Sportsman’s Firearm Permit?
An individual who is age 18 or older and is licensed to hunt, trap or fish, or who has been issued a permit relating to hunting dogs, may apply for a Sportsman's Firearm Permit by submitting a completed application along with the required fee to the county treasurer's office. The permit shall be issued immediately and be valid throughout this Commonwealth for a period of five years from the date of issue for any "legal firearm", when carried in conjunction with a valid hunting, furtaking or fishing license, or permit relating to hunting dogs. The issuances of a Sportsman’s Firearm Permit allows the individual to carry a firearm if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers, fishing or training dogs, or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers, fish, or train dogs during the regular training season, or returning from such places.
A Sportsman's Firearm Permit is NOT a License to Carry a firearm concealed.
Note: The applicant may print and complete the application form from this website however they MUST APPLY IN PERSON and have proper identification as stated above. Applicants will be required to personally sign the Sportsman's Firearm Permit in the presence of the Treasurer's staff in order to validate the license.
THIS PERMIT IS NOT AVAILABLE BY MAIL AND WILL NOT BE ISSUED OR RELEASED TO FAMILY MEMBERS OR FRIENDS ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT. YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON. REMEMBER, THIS IS A PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN WITH RESTRICTED CONDITIONS.