Pistol License Types

New York City has a very high crime rate which makes you a prime target for violent criminals. Don't give criminals the opportunity to victimize you. Be safe in your home or business by protecting yourself and your family with a licensed handgun. You can obtain a handgun license by using our professional service. New York City has the strictest gun control laws in the United States and the 
license application process is extremely complicated and time consuming. Let our license experts simplify and speed the entire application process for you with guaranteed results.

These are several different types of NYC handgun licenses that are issued by the New York City Police Department. We will assist you in obtaining the license that best fits your needs.

1) PREMISES LICENSE: IS A RESTRICTED TYPE OF LICENSE. It is issued for your RESIDENCE or BUSINESS. The Licensee may possess a handgun ONLY on the premises of the address indicated on the front of the license. Licensees may also transport their handguns and ammunition in SEPARATE LOCKED CONTAINERS, DIRECTLY to and from an authorized range or hunting location. HANDGUNS MUST BE UNLOADED while being transported.

2) CARRY BUSINESS LICENSE: This is an unrestricted class of license which permits the carrying of a handgun concealed on the person. It is valid for the business name, address, and handguns listed on the front of the license. It is not transferable to any other person, business, occupation, or address, without the written approval of the commanding officer, license division.

3) LIMITED CARRY BUSINESS LICENSE: IS A RESTRICTED TYPE OF LICENSE. The licensee may only carry handguns indicated on the license in accordance with the specific limitations listed thereon. At all other times the weapon must be safeguarded within the confines of the business address listed on the front of the license either concealed on the licensee's person in a proper holster or stored unloaded in a locked safe.

4) SPECIAL CARRY LICENSE: Is valid for the business name, address and handguns listed on the front of this license, only while the licensee has in his possession a valid basic county license issued according to the provisions of article 400 of the N.Y.S. Penal law. Upon the revocation, suspension, or cancellation of the basic license, the special license is rendered void and must be immediately returned to the license division.

5) CARRY GUARD LICENSE: (ARMED SECURITY GUARD, ARMORED CAR GUARD, ETC.) Applications for this type of license must be made with the documentation provided by a company's Gun Custodian. It is issued only for the handgun listed on the license. The handgun may be carried only while the licensee is actively engaged in employment for the company whose name appears on the license, and/or while licensee is in transit directly to or from residence and place of employment. At all other times the handgun must be stored unloaded in a locked container, at either the address on the license, or at the employee's legal residence (within the State of New York).

Also available: NYC Rifle Shotgun Permit, Gun Custodian License, Dealer in Firearms License, Gunsmith License or Special Theatrical License (movies, television, photography, etc.).


Business owners,
store managers, celebrities, dignitaries, politicians, attorneys, physicians, private investigators, armed guards, peace officers, etc.

You can qualify, if you...

  • Handle cash deposits or valuable inventory
  • Make cash payroll 
  • Have a Lotto or ATM machine on your premises
  • Have the proper cause to carry a concealed handgun
  • Are at least 21 years old with a clean record
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident with green card
  • Live or work in New York City (residency in NYC is not required) 


This license is for home protection, target range shooting, firearms training and hunting.

You can qualify, if you...

  • Are at least 21 years of age or older
  • Have a clean record
  • Live in New York City
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident with green card
  • Want to carry a handgun afield while in a designated hunting area or at an authorized gun range
  • Want to train for a career as an armed security guard (optional) 

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