Mandatory Handgun Registration
All those with Pistol Permits received prior to January 15th 2013 had until January 31st 2018 to register or "recertify" with NYS Police or potentially face severe consequences such as revocation of their pistol permit. For everyone else, registration deadline is 5 years from the date of issue found on their pistol permit.
All the information found on the pistol permit including all the handguns with models, calibers and serial number have to be entered into the database.
This information will be made part of your DMV record so that if you are "pulled over" the police officer will have access to this data.
Although you can register/recertify by mail, I strongly encourage everyone to do it online because it's faster, easier and a more guaranteed proof of submission. Use the following web address: