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    Default Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    I was a PA resident for 20 yrs and last year moved out of state. I have a cc license from my current state of residence. My PA cc license is expiring so I went to the sheriffs office that issued it. The two deputies at the front security desk said its illegal for a PA sheriff to issue a cc license to a non-resident. I told them I did not think that was accurate so they let me go into the main office. The deputies working in the main office as well as the secretary had no clue about out of state situations and they also told me that they can't issue me a license because I do not have a Pennsylvania drivers license. finally the sheriff himself came out he explained to me that he refuses the issue licenses to anybody that was not a resident of his county. They were all very nice and I wished them well andjust left the office.

    Can someone please clarify the out-of-state resident rules when it comes to licenses in Pennsylvania - thank you.

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety" - Ben Franklin.

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    I think the sheriff's refusal is backed by state law.
    "The time for empty talk is over....now is the hour of action" DJT

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    Find a county that will and get it done. Many sheriffs will not be of help.

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    Quote Originally Posted by DonPA View Post
    Can someone please clarify the out-of-state resident rules when it comes to licenses in Pennsylvania - thank you.
    Only rule you really need to know is "Go to the Sheriff of Centre County".

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    Legally, all sheriffs are required to issue non-resident permits. The statute says "shall issue", the same as for residents. If they refuse, your option is to look for another, or sue. The latter will cost you a few thousand dollars, and AFAIK, has never been done anywhere in the state.

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    He could fill the application, then let the sheriff deny the app.

    Then the sheriff can it explain the denial to a judge.

    IANAL.
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    Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Venango, Jefferson, Centre, and Lackawanna counties are known to be friendly to non-residents.
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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    Not being a PA resident and reading the first post in the thread, it got me thinking that maybe the OP was trying to get a PA permit and not a Non-Resident Permit. I could be wrong, but that's how it reads to me.

    Forgive me if I'm wrong.

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    Default Re: Out of State Permit - I got turned away?

    Quote Originally Posted by j_h_smith View Post
    Not being a PA resident and reading the first post in the thread, it got me thinking that maybe the OP was trying to get a PA permit and not a Non-Resident Permit. I could be wrong, but that's how it reads to me.

    Forgive me if I'm wrong.
    No such thing as a non-resident permit in PA. ....they are all the same - a LTCF. Non-residents just have the additional stipulation that they have their home-state carry permit to be eligible if their state issues. Vermont is exempt since they are the only state that doesn't issue.
    RIP: SFN, 1861, twoeggsup, Lambo, jamesjo, JayBell, 32 Magnum, Pro2A, mrwildroot, dregan, Frenchy, Fragger, ungawa.

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