Firearms & Licensing

  1. License to Carry Available By Appointment Only

    Effective January 25, 2021 the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office will be accepting License to Carry applications by appointment only at our courthouse location and our 310 Allen Rd. location. Call 717.240.6390 to make an appointment. Read on...
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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.