Potter County sheriff Glenn C. Drake II and Allegany County, N.Y. sheriff Ricky Whitney announced a reciprocal agreement to assist pistol permit holders in the two counties to apply for non-resident permits.

Under this agreement, Potter County residents who own property in Allegany County, work or conduct business in Allegany County, or are current or retired law enforcement officers will be eligible to apply for a New York State non-resident pistol permit at the Allegany County, N.Y sheriff’s office.

Allegany County residents who meet the requirements set forth by the Potter County sheriff’s office will also be able to apply for a Pennsylvania non-resident pistol permit at the Potter County sheriff’s office.

This agreement will ensure that qualified candidates from both states will be able to apply for non-resident permits to comply with respective state laws.

Potter County residents who wish to apply for a non-resident New York State pistol permit can pick up an application at the Allegany County sheriff’s office, 4884 State Route 19S, Belmont, N.Y., during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information contact the office at 585-268-9204.

Allegany County residents wanting to apply for a Pennsylvania license to carry concealed may pick up an application at the Potter County Sheriff’s office at 1 East Second St., Coudersport, between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., and 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

For information regarding the application process, call the office at 814-274-9350 although most questions can be answered on the internet website pootercounty.pa.net.