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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Sheriff Tweaks "License to Carry" Process under COVID-19 Restrictions

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HONESDALE -- Because the Wayne County Courthouse has restricted public access, the Sheriff’s Office has decided to enact alternative policies with regard to License to Carry Firearms permit applications.

Individuals may print the PA State Applicaton from the County website: Once completed, the application may be mailed  to the Sheriff’s Office at 925 Court St., Honesdale Pa. You may also elect to drop the application off at the security station in the lobby of the Courthouse.  

Once the application is received, the Sheriff’s Office will begin your background and notification of approval or denial will be made within the prescribed 45-day waiting period. Please be advised that a background investigation does include contacting references and a criminal history check.  

Once you receive an approval letter, please contact the office at 570-253-2641 to make arrangements for the finalization of your permit.

If you have received an approval letter and you began the initial process prior to the COVID-19 pandemic (had your photo taken and paid the initial $5.00 fee), you will be able to pick up your permit at the security station in the lobby of the courthouse and pay the remaining $15.00 fee. Please call ahead if you want to pick up your permit so we can have it ready and please bring exactly $15.00 cash.

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