An individual who is 21 years of age or older may apply for a License to Carry Firearms by submitting a completed application to their local Sheriff’s Office along with the required fee. The Sheriff has 45 days to conduct an investigation to determine an individual’s eligibility to be issued a license. The issuance of a License to Carry Firearms allows individuals to carry a firearm concealed on or about their person, or in a vehicle throughout this Commonwealth.
An individual who is 18 years of age 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 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 for a period of five years from the date of issue for any “legal firearm,” when carried in conjunction with a valid hunting, fur taking or fishing license, or permit relating to hunting dogs. The issuance of a Sportsman's Firearm Permit allows the individual to carry a firearm if such persons are actually hunting, taking furbearers or fishing, or are going to the places where they desire to hunt, take furbearers or fish, or returning from such places.