Philadelphia Police Department

Welcome! This is an official application for a license to carry. You must completely and accurately fill-out this application to be considered for a license. Any falsification of the information within this application will result in the refusal of this application for a license to carry.

non-refundable processing fee is required. In addition, an online service fee is required to process payment. These fees will be charged even if your application is denied.

Replacement Applications: If you are completing a Replacement Application for a lost/stolen permit and do not recall your Permit Number please enter 0000 into the Permit # field.

ATTENTION CITY EMPOLYEES Upon approval of your License to Carry in accordance with Mayor's Executive Order 1-95 issued 1/20/1995 you are prohibited from carrying a firearm in any City owned buildings

Please read the following before proceeding:

Applicant Information:


Current License to Carry Firearms Information: enter your existing permit # and the issuing county


Previous Aliases: (please list all previous aliases)

Previous Last Name Previous First Name Previous Middle Name

Driver's License / Non-Operator ID: (or other State Issued ID)


Information Related To Your Birth:



Demographic Information:


feet inches

Telephone Number: (###-###-####)


Email:


Please Create A Password: (you can use this to track progress, and we may need to contact you during the process)


Password Information: In order to comply with CJIS standards we have employed the use of a password complexity monitor. As you enter your password, we will display an indicator of complexity. You will only be able to submit passwords that are sufficiently complex as to be considered 'safe' by CJIS standards. The visual indicator will turn Blue or Green to indicate that your password is safe.

Important: CJIS requires we maintain a strict password policy and system of checks. As such, we check the following items as you enter your new password:
  • The password must be a minimum length of eight (8) characters on all systems
  • The password must not be a dictionary word
  • The password must not be the same as your email address
  • The password must not be a proper name

Current Residence Address: (this may be different than your mailing address)


Present Mailing Address: (if different from residence address)


Employment Status:


Work Information And Address: (enter your place of employment)


Occupation Field:

Please indicate your current occupation field. Enter unemployed if you currently do not have a job.


Attach Documentation: please upload the required documentation

If you need to upload documentation, please use the 'Add Files' button below to begin the process. The maximum size of individual files is 5 MB. The address on government issued IDs must match the address on this application.

  • VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID FRONT & BACK (e.g. PA DRIVERS LICENSE / STATE ID)
  • Permanent Resident card (green card), if applicable. Note: an original Permanent Resident card is required to be brought with you to your appointment to pick up your license. 
  • One (1) Proof of residency
  • Naturalized citizens must provide your Naturalization Certificate.

Uploaded Files:

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Total Fee:

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I have never been convicted of a crime that prohibits me from possessing or acquiring a firearm under Federal or State law.  I am of sound mind and have never been committed to a mental institution or mental health care facility. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein, I am subject to penalties prescribed by law.  I authorize the sheriff, or his designee, or, in the case of first class cities, the chief or head of the police department, or his designee, to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.  If I am issued a license and knowingly become ineligible to legally possess or acquire firearms, I will promptly notify the sheriff of the county in which I reside or, if I reside in a city of the first class, the chief of police of that city. This certification is made subject to both the penalties of § 4904 of the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S., relating to unsworn falsifications to authorities and the Uniform Firearms Act. 

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Application Qualification Questions:

Did you lose or have your license stolen?

Enter the Date of Occurrence

Enter the location

Police Report/Incident Number and Police Department name

Circumstances of Loss or Theft (be as specific as possible)


I have never been convicted of a crime that prohibits me from possessing or acquiring a firearm under Federal or State law.  I am of sound mind and have never been committed to a mental institution or mental health care facility. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein, I am subject to penalties prescribed by law.  I authorize the sheriff, or his designee, or, in the case of first class cities, the chief or head of the police department, or his designee, to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.  If I am issued a license and knowingly become ineligible to legally possess or acquire firearms, I will promptly notify the sheriff of the county in which I reside or, if I reside in a city of the first class, the chief of police of that city. This certification is made subject to both the penalties of § 4904 of the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S., relating to unsworn falsifications to authorities and the Uniform Firearms Act. 

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I have never been convicted of a crime that prohibits me from possessing or acquiring a firearm under Federal or State law.  I am of sound mind and have never been committed to a mental institution or mental health care facility. I hereby certify that the statements contained herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.  I understand that if I knowingly make any false statements herein, I am subject to penalties prescribed by law.  I authorize the sheriff, or his designee, or, in the case of first class cities, the chief or head of the police department, or his designee, to inspect only those records or documents relevant to information required for this application.  If I am issued a license and knowingly become ineligible to legally possess or acquire firearms, I will promptly notify the sheriff of the county in which I reside or, if I reside in a city of the first class, the chief of police of that city. This certification is made subject to both the penalties of § 4904 of the Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S., relating to unsworn falsifications to authorities and the Uniform Firearms Act. 

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