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Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearm

If you want to carry a gun outside your home in Pennsylvania, you must apply for a license. Applicants can submit a completed application by mail to:

Philadelphia Police – Gun Permit Unit
Attn: Application Processing
660 E. Erie Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Applications can also be dropped off at the Gun Permit Unit Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you prefer, you can apply online for a license. You can also use the website to renew or replace an existing license.

Name Description Released Format
Application for a Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm PDF Use this application if you'd like to carry a gun outside your home. December 7, 2023