Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced his office had put a new process in place to help certain Niagara County pistol permit holders to make changes to their permits. The pistol permit office has been closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have been trying to be responsive to the needs of Niagara County residents while meeting all executive orders related to COVID-19,” Jastrzemski said. “There has been a strong demand from pistol permit holders who need to make changes to their permits, and we believe we have created a process that will allow them to do so.”
According to Jastrzemski, this new process is only for current pistol permit holders whose permit is on the plastic card, not on paper, due to the need for an electronic signature on file. Those who meet that requirement can add or dispose of a fireman on their permit as well as change their address. This process does not apply to change of name situations, which can only be done in person.
Those who need to make the allowable changes can access the PPB-5 (REV. 02/17) amendment form along with all the instructions at https://www.niagaracounty.com/Departments/Pistol-Permit-Office.
“This process will be done by mail so it is important that people carefully read and follow the instructions,” Jastrzemski said. “Any incomplete forms will be returned without processing.”