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Permits and Licensing

This section covers the licensing of all firearms in New York City and the application processes for sound amplification device and parade permits. The NYPD License Division is responsible for the application process, screening, and issuing of various types of handgun licenses, as well as rifle and shotgun permits. Sound amplification device permits are usually issued by the local precinct. The NYPD reviews and approves applications for parade permits, which are organized by the Mayor's Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management.