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Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association

Philadelphia County

Pennsylvania, United States
Philadelphia County Website http://www.phila.gov/
Sheriff's Website


Philadelphia county for the most part is not friendly towards gun owners and is constantly introducing legislation to over-ride state pre-emption of firearm laws.

Concealed Carry Permit Information

Permit Website
Philadelphia County Firearm Permit Website http://www.ppdonline.org/hq_gunpermit.php
New Permit Price
Not offered
Renew Permit Price
Not offered
Issues Non-Resident Permits
Unknown (More Info)

Carry Permit Notes

In Philadelphia LTCFs are issued by the chief of police, not the sheriff per the following statute:

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  • (b) Place of application.--An individual who is 21 years of age or older may apply to a sheriff for a license to carry a firearm concealed on or about his person or in a vehicle within this Commonwealth. If the applicant is a resident of this Commonwealth, he shall make application with the sheriff of the county in which he resides or, if a resident of a city of the first class, with the chief of police of that city.
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NFA Information

NFA Friendly

NFA Notes

Receiving a law enforcement certification signature for any NFA-related ATF form is almost impossible in the county/city of Philadelphia. Prospective NFA collectors' only realistic solution is incorporating.

Discussion Forum Links

Discussion Forum
Philadelphia County Discussion Forum http://forum.pafoa.org/forumdisplay.php?f=4
Forum Members
Find Discussion Forum Members from Philadelphia County http://forum.pafoa.org/memberlist.html?do=getall&field8=52