Licensing Division

**UPDATE: March 16, 2020**

In accordance with state and county directives to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, 

NO GUN PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING WILL OCCUR AT THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT HOUSE UNTIL MARCH 30, or further notice is given. 

Please do not come to the court house to apply for a gun permit during this period. YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY. As a reminder, The Uniform Firearms Act Section 6106(b)(12), provides for a 6 month “grace period” for individuals whose license has expired and are otherwise eligible for renewal of their license. We acknowledge the inconvenience this temporary policy presents and appreciate your continued cooperation.

Effective January 26th, 2015 the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department, in an effort to better serve the citizens of Luzerne County, will begin to accept applications and issue Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms, and accept applications for License to Sell Firearms and Precious Metals Licenses in the Southern portion of Luzerne County.

Service Locations

Services will be provided at the following locations:

Magisterial District Judge James M. Dixon’s Office
Sunset Beltway Office Building
789 Airport Road
Hazle Township, PA 18202

Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Luzerne County Courthouse
Licensing Division
200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application Forms & Instructions

Application Fees

License Fee
License to Carry Firearms
$20
License to Sell Firearms
$30
Precious Metals License
$50