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Philadelphia, PA 19134


Pennsylvania License to Carry a Firearm

The Pennsylvania State Police announced on March 19, 2021, that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020 or later are now valid through June 30, 2021.




On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department will begin using the Permitium Program to provide the most efficient way of processing gun permit applications.

Emailed applications are no longer accepted.

Make sure you read and follow instructions!

****There is no same day issuance of permits****


To apply for a License to Carry Firearms in Philadelphia, PA., please visit:

****We only process applications from Philadelphia residents****


Applicants should print out or write down confirmation information from Permitium


Your Permitium order number, username, and password will be needed to access the Permitium Order Tracker.


Applicants will receive email and text (optional) correspondence through the Permitium program. 


Applicants who are approved for a License to Carry a Firearm with the Permitium program will receive an email with instructions on making  their appointment to pick up their LTC card.


Do not call for status. If you have received a receipt, the application will begin to be processed. You can always check status through Permitium’s Order Tracker.


Appointments to pick up your License to Carry a Firearm instructions:

  • bring your valid PA driver’s license or PA non-drivers ID

  • Make sure your driver’s license is not expired

  • any expired/expiring LTC permit


COVID 19 Pandemic requirements:

Masks are required.  Make sure you have the Personal Protective Equipment required by the state, county and local government. You will have to remove it temporarily for a photo. If this causes concern for you, you should wait until that requirement is no longer in place to come in.

Dress for the weather because you may be waiting outside. There will be no place to sit so your wait time will be standing in line. Unless you are physically disabled, only the permit holder will be permitted in the office. Do not bring friends/family (including children) along with you.




Due to C.D.C. protocols, the Gun Permit Unit is limited to the number of people allowed to enter the building at any given time.  Please dress for the weather, as you will be required to wait outside of the building until it is your turn to be processed.


December 14, 2020


Wolf Administration Grants Fifth Extension to License to Carry Firearm Permits


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020 or later are now valid through March 31, 2021. The previous extension was set to expire on December 31.


The extension of license to carry permit expiration dates is necessary due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff's offices, as well as other ongoing COVID-19 mitigation efforts.


In Pennsylvania, an individual 21-years-old or older may apply for a license to carry firearms by submitting a completed application to the sheriff of the county in which they reside or, if a resident of a city of the first class, with the chief of police of that city. The sheriff has 45 days to investigate and determine an individual's eligibility to be issued a license, which is valid for five years.


A license to carry firearms is required to carry a firearm concealed on one’s person or in a vehicle. Any person who carries a firearm concealed on or about his person except in his place of abode or fixed place of business without a valid and lawfully issued license commits a felony of the third degree.


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