Firearms & Licensing

  1. Sheriff's Sale of Real Estate

    - Real estate sales scheduled for April 15, 2020 and May 6, 2020 are continued to June 3, 2020 at 10 a.m. per administrative court order by President Judge Guido. View Administrative Order
  2. License to Carry Concealed Appointments Cancelled

    - Due to the Stay at Home Order for Cumberland County effective March 30 at 8 PM until April 30 we are no longer accepting license to carry concealed appointments at the office. We are calling applicants with appointments to notify them of these changes. Additional Information
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Purpose

The Office of the Sheriff is responsible for the issuance of several licenses pursuant to Pennsylvania Law. 

License to Carry a Firearm

18 Pa.C.S. § 6109(a) - A license to carry a firearm shall be for the purpose of carrying a firearm concealed on or about one's person or in a vehicle throughout this Commonwealth.

License to Sell Firearms 

18 Pa.C.S. § 6112 - No retail dealer shall sell, or otherwise transfer or expose for sale or transfer, or have in his possession with intent to sell or transfer, any firearm without being licensed.

License to Sell Precious Metals 

Act 1984-17 - A dealer in precious metals shall obtain a license from the sheriff of each and every county in which the dealer purchases precious metals.