The Pistol License Bureau is responsible for the investigation, issuance and maintenance of all Pistol Licenses for residents of the Five Eastern Townships. Currently the Pistol License Bureau maintains over 5000 active files and records. The PLB records renewals, handgun transactions, and other correspondence for each active file. In addition the Pistol License Bureau records all handgun transactions for every sworn member of the Sheriff's Office and maintains an active file on every sworn member. The SCSO Pistol License Bureau is open Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
It should be noted that Suffolk County is the only County in New York State with dual / split jurisdiction with the Suffolk Police Department conducting the same function within the Suffolk County Police District, (Western Five Towns).