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Town Clerk Services /  Discharge of Firearms Permits

Owners of land in the Town of Amherst may submit an application (in triplicate) for a "Discharge of Firearms Permit" at the Town Clerk's Office. The application will be submitted to the Amherst Police Department for review. Upon approval from the Police Department, a permit will be issued.

Applications submitted after October 1st will be valid until December 31st of the following year. Applications submitted after January 1st will be valid until December 31st of the current year. Permits are authorized for shotgun use only.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000. Amherst community videos.

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    (716) 631-7000
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    toainfo@amherst.ny.us
  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221