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License to Carry Firearms

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License to Carry Firearms  The process is easier than you think.

Learning the laws regulating the use of firearms is a must for responsible ownership. Local regulations differ and laws vary from state to state. Citizens must check with the jurisdiction where the gun is to be used.

The Commissioner and her staff are required to follow strict state guidelines when performing the necessary background checks for License to Carry Firearms. Due to the nature of the detailed due dilligence, appointment times and processing times can take multiple weeks. 

License to Carry Firearms can be obtained from the Philadelphia Police Department


  • A New License to Carry Firearms costs $20.00
  • A Renewal License to Carry Firearms costs $20.00
  • Click the links to the left to start the process.


Upon submitting an application through this site, you will be responsible for all fees associated. If denied by PA Insta Check or by failure to answer any questions appropriately, $15 will be refunded. This reflects an administrative fee of $5 that will be kept by the Police Department per State Statute and any service fees kept by Permitium.


Gaining competency with firearms is like learning to drive a car or fly an airplane. You need expert instruction and practice. There is no shortcut. If you are not willing to invest the time and effort to become competent, then having a firearm and trying to use it can, in many instances, be more hazardous than any impending threat.

For More Information, Contact:

Philadelphia Police Department
660 East Erie Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19134

Phone: 215-685-3656
Fax: 215-685-3673


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software