ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office announced a new pistol permit upgrade and safety class. The three hour class is open to New York State and Bradford County Pennsylvania residents. The course will show pistol permit applicants the safe handling of a firearm, and cover current laws regarding guns.

This course also allows applicants to apply for an unrestricted permit, or allow restricted permit holders to upgrade their permit. According to the Chemung County Sheriff's Office, the new class is scheduled for Saturday, January 5th 2019.

It will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Department of Social Services on Pennsylvania Avenue in Elmira. The class has a $20 fee -- and you must register with the pistol permit division with the sheriff's office.

For more information, call 607-737-2937 or email kvanatta@co.chemung.ny.us, Be sure to include your name, address, date of birth, phone number and pistol permit number (if applicable).