New York City Police Department

Firearms Licenses | License Division Contact Information

Important notice regarding temporary change in License Division and Rifle and Shotgun Section hours of operation.

Effective immediately the License Division and the Rifle and Shotgun Section will not be open to accept new applications on Monday nights.

The License Division’s hours of operation will be from 8:30 AM until 4 PM Monday through Friday until further notice.




Important information for active UMOS:
Do not file a FOIL exemption request form with the License Division.
This form only applies to persons with active handgun licenses.


Click here for a letter from the Commanding Officer, License Division to License and Permit holders regarding the recently enacted NY SAFE Act.



Phone Numbers

Administrative Section
646-610-5560
Fax 646-610-6399

New Application Section
646-610-5551

Special Patrolman Unit
646-610-5519

Carry Guard Section
646-610-4611

Hearing Unit
646-610-5873

Issuing Section
646-610-5550

Cancellation Section
646-610-5871

Incident Section
646-610-5154
Fax 646-610-7672

Renewal Unit
646-610-5872

Retiree Section
646-610-5536

Gun Custodian Unit
646-610-5936

Rifle/Shotgun Section
120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens NY
718-520-9300