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How to Apply For a Concealed Weapons Permit in
the County Of Bucks

Concealed Carry Permits Shut down State wide starting May 31, 2017

The Pennsylvania State Police will be updating their background check system (PICS) starting May 31, 2017 through June 4, 2017. During this time period the Bucks County Sheriff’s Office will be unable to issue any Concealed Carry Permits. You may still pick-up applications at the office but no applications will be accepted and no permits issued during this time.

Permits will resume being issued on Monday June 5, 2017

You will need:

  • $20.00 cash
  • Valid Pennsylvania ID or Driver’s license with your Bucks Co. address on it. We do not accept temporary DL.
    • If you have moved you must present your PA yellow update card
    • If your PA ID, Driver’s license or PA Update Card was issued in the last 6 months, you must have 2 utility bills. 
    • Utility bills that are accepted:
      • Mortgage statement, water/sewer bill, electric bill, cable bill, lease or gas bill.
  • Completed Application – make sure all blocks are filled in
    • ID/Driver’s license number
    • Birth date
    • City/State or City/Country you were born
    • Last 4 of your social security number
    • Sex and race
    • Height and weight
    • Color of hair and eyes
    • Physical address
    • Home or cell phone number
    • Complete employer’s info.  example: stay at home mom, retired or occupation
    • Complete home addresses and phone numbers for references
      • References cannot be related to you, cannot live with you, and cannot be related to each other or live with each other.
  • Answer all questions, sign and date application

ALL NON-CITIZENS, MILITARY (that do live in Bucks Co. but are stationed here), REVERSALS AND NON-RESIDENTS OF PA MUST APPLY IN DOYLESTOWN SHERIFF’S OFFICE.

If applicant is a permanent resident alien or a resident alien, they must submit alien registration card (original), 90 days proof of residency (immediately prior utility bills). Also, resident aliens must provide a valid hunting license.

If applicant has ever been convicted of a misdemeanor one, a felony charge, crime of violence, drugs or any misdemeanor that is domestic related, they will be denied a permit to carry in the Commonwealth of PA.

Reversal applicants need to bring letter from State Police stating the reversal.

BUCK’S COUNTY ONLY ACCEPTS APPLICATIONS FOR NON-RESIDENTS THAT LIVE IN A STATE THAT HAS RECIPROCITY AGREEMENTS WITH PENNSYLVANIA AND HAVE A CARRY PERMIT WITH NO RESTRICTIONS FROM THE STATE THAT THEY RESIDE IN.

Permits:

  • $20.00 License (Residents in Bucks County)
  • $20.00 License (Residents out of state)
  • Cash Only

The Sheriff’s office has forty-five days to issue or deny a permit. All efforts will be made to issue the permit as soon as the background check is approved.

You must apply in person - mail in applications are not accepted.

Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms

Applications are also available at the following offices:

Bucks County Justice Center, 100 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Gun Permit applications not accepted after 4:00 pm
215-348-6136 

Levittown Government Services Center, 7321 New Falls Road, Levittown. 
Weapons Permits: (Beginning November 28, 2016) Monday through Friday – 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Gun Permits applications not accepted after 3:00 pm
267-580-3500

Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

Quakertown Government Services Center, 261 California Road, Quakertown. 
Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Gun Permit applications not Accepted after 3:30 pm
215-529-7250

Please note: In case of closure, all services performed at the GSCs can be performed in Doylestown:  PassportsWeapons PermitsDog Licenses and Job Applications

Sheriff's Office
Edward J. Donnelly, Sheriff

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Floor B2
Doylestown, PA 18901
Ph: 215-348-6124