GUN PERMIT UNIT
660 E. Erie Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134
IMPORTANT NOTICE !!!!!
Pennsylvania License to Carry a Firearm
The Pennsylvania State Police announced on December 14, 2020, that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an additional extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expiring on March 19, 2020 or later are now valid through March 31, 2021.
IMPORTANT: NEW PROCEDURES
On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department will begin using the Permitium Program to provide the most efficient way of processing gun permit applications.
Emailed applications are no longer accepted.
Make sure you read and follow instructions!
****There is no same day issuance of permits****
To apply for a License to Carry Firearms in Philadelphia, PA., please visit:
****We only process applications from Philadelphia residents****
Applicants should print out or write down confirmation information from Permitium.
Your Permitium order number, username, and password will be needed to access the Permitium Order Tracker.
Applicants will receive email and text (optional) correspondence through the Permitium program.
Applicants who are approved for a License to Carry a Firearm with the Permitium program will receive an email with instructions on making their appointment to pick up their LTC card.
Do not call for status. If you have received a receipt, the application will begin to be processed. You can always check status through Permitium’s Order Tracker.
Appointments to pick up your License to Carry a Firearm instructions:
bring your valid PA driver’s license or PA non-drivers ID
Make sure your driver’s license is not expired
any expired/expiring LTC permit
COVID 19 Pandemic requirements:
Masks are required. Make sure you have the Personal Protective Equipment required by the state, county and local government. You will have to remove it temporarily for a photo. If this causes concern for you, you should wait until that requirement is no longer in place to come in.
Dress for the weather because you may be waiting outside. There will be no place to sit so your wait time will be standing in line. Unless you are physically disabled, only the permit holder will be permitted in the office. Do not bring friends/family (including children) along with you.