Don’t Forget to Recertify Handgun Permit: February 2022

Don’t Forget to Recertify Handgun permit
County Clerk Puts Reminder on New Licenses

MONTICELLO, February 2022 — Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves is reminding handgun owners that they may need to recertify their permits soon.
“The New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the NY SAFE Act, requires the holders of handgun permits to be recertified every five years,” Mr. Reeves explains. “If your permit was issued on or after January 15, 2013, the deadline to recertify is five years after the date the permit was issued. If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013 your recertification will be coming due again within the next year.”
Don’t rely on being notified by the State, he adds.
“As a permit holder, it is your responsibility to recertify your permit whether you receive a notification letter or not,” Mr. Reeves says. “Check your recertification status at”
Recertification can be done online – at no cost – at, or by mail. The form is available for download and printout at The form is also available at the County Clerk’s Office in the Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello.
As a helpful reminder, the County Clerk’s Office has begun putting recertification due dates on the back of newly issued handgun licenses. For a nominal fee, existing permit holders can apply for an amendment change to get a new license card with the recertification date listed.