The Potter County Sheriff’s Department has a reciprocity agreement with Allegany County, N.Y. This means the sheriff’s office will only accept pistol permit applications from New York residents residing in Allegany County.

Only applications by mail are accepted. Do not appear at the courthouse. Follow mail-in directions at

Once the department has processed the permit and it is ready for issuance, you will be contacted to schedule a date and time to get your picture and signature at the sheriff’s office. You will then be issued a license to carry.

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