License to Carry Firearms

Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying for a concealment permit, please read the following guidelines and procedures:

  • You must be 21 years of age or older.
  • You must fill out the Application for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms (PDF) in its entirety with current and accurate information.
  • On the application, you must 2 character references - not family members. List their names, addresses, and telephone numbers. Your references will be contacted.
  • Your picture is mandatory on the License to Carry. The Sheriff's Office will take you picture with a webcam for no additional charge.
  • Return to our office with a check, money order or cash for $20 and your driver's license or photo ID. 
    • Your driver's license or photo ID must reflect your current address. If this is not the case, your application will not be accepted until you notify the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and obtain a change of address card / new license.

If any of the above requirements are not completed, the application will be returned to you.

Processing Times

License to carry applications are only processed Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Note: Processing of this application may take up to 45 days and may require an interview with a Deputy Sheriff, which will also include a basic background investigation. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Venango County Sheriff's Office at 814-432-9565.