BATH, N.Y. (WENY) – Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced the Sheriff's Office will be conducting pistol permit safety courses at the County Public Safety Building.

County Sheriff's Office Firearms Instructors will provide information on pistol types and nomenclature, pistol safety, safe pistol handling, storage, use and New York State law.

All students will be required to successfully complete a written and practical exam at the end of the course, which will provide Steuben County residents with the required course to begin the process of applying for a pistol permit.

Pistol permit applications are available at the County Clerk's Office, and will be available to buy on the day of each class. The fee for an application is $10.

The class will run from 10-3 and will be held on the following dates:

  • February 16
  • March 16
  • June 8
  • September 21
  • October 19

The class is free of charge, but reservations are required. To register, contact Terri Moir at 607-622-3930 or at to register.