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LTCF Form and Information
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Philadelphia LTCF Form with Instructions

Quote:Only applicants 21 years of age or older, residing in the county of Philadelphia, may apply for a Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm through the Philadelphia Police Department. Out of county residents must apply in their county of residence. Out of state applications will only be considered if the applicant currently has a similar license from their home

1. Applications may be picked up at the Gun Permits Unit, 990 Spring Garden Street, 2nd Floor, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. This Unit is Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, and from December 20th to January 3rd. Only 1 application per person. This Information can also be found at the following website: (If downloaded from internet applicant must bring all paperwork, including this instruction sheet.)

2. Applicants must have an APPLICATION AND TWO (2) REFERENCE SHEETS FILLED OUT COMPLETELY and APPLICABLE ITEMS LISTED BELOW or they will not be accepted. (Do not use pencil)

3. When completed, the entire application must be returned IN PERSON BY THE APPLICANT to the above location, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. (New applications and renewals will only be handled during this time.)
Also needed at this time of RENEWAL OR NEW APPLICATION:
a. One (1) 2” x 2 ” (inch) Passport Type color photo of the applicant’s head and shoulders, (NO SUNGLASSES, HATS, VEILS, BANDANNAS, ETC.).
b. A $20.00 money order (no other amount will be accepted) payable to “City of Philadelphia”. (NO CASH OR CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.)
c. A VALID Pennsylvania Drivers License or Non-Drivers ID, along with two (2) acceptable forms of proof of residence, all addresses must match. NO PO BOXES WILL BE ACCEPTED, (see back of this sheet for examples).
e. If you were previously a member of the Armed Forces, a copy of your discharge papers (DD214) must accompany the application.
f. Foreign born applicants who are presently American citizens must bring their naturalization papers, passports are not acceptable
g. Registered aliens must have their current alien registration identification card, i.e., GREEN CARD and last 3 monthly utility bills, i.e., gas bill, PECO bill, water bill, etc. for proof of residency. THESE 3 BILLS MUST BE THE SAME BILL AND IN CONSECUTIVE MONTHLY ORDER OF THE MOST RECENT MONTH.
h. Must show current or expired permits at time of application. Expired permits to carry will be retained by the Gun Permits Unit.

4. NOTE: Failure to provide (2) references (NOT FAMILY MEMBERS), as required on your application, will result in your application being denied, and forfeiture of your application fee. Enclosed are two references information sheets that your references may use for their convenience. References should include name, address, date of birth and PA State ID or drivers license number at the top of the form.

5. If all paperwork is in order, the applicant will then be interviewed by Gun Permits Unit personnel. When the interview is completed, a state and local background investigation will be conducted to ascertain if the applicant is acceptable under law, to be issued a “Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm”

6. All applicants will receive written notice by U.S. mail of either approval or disapproval of their application for a Pennsylvania license to carry a firearm. Upon approval the applicant has thirty (30) days to pick-up their License to Carry. ALL APPLICANTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT FALSE STATEMENTS (WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN) WILL BE CAUSE FOR DENIAL AND MAY RESULT IN ARREST. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAME PROCEDURES ARE APPLICABLE FOR RENEWALS. Below are examples of, but not limited to, acceptable forms for proof of your residency:
•Current Utility Bills: (within the last three months)
o Phone Bill – Home/Cellular
o Electric Bill
o Gas Bill
o Water Bill
o Cable/Satellite Bill
•Current Credit Card Statements
•Current Bank/Student Loan Statements
•Valid Vehicle Registration
•Valid Vehicle Insurance Card
•Voters Registration Card
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