Pistol Permit Recertification Renewal
As of March 16th, several SCOPE members are getting emails about their pistol permit recertification and are, legitimately, concerned about a scam. SCOPE tried to get confirmation from the state police.
A visit to the state police web site is not helpful in confirming of these Emails are valid.
The state police web site "contact information" contains a phone number (You will have a better chance of reaching the IRS on April 15th). We tried. After a very long message you get to press 1 and end up in oblivion.
The web site also has an Email address - but it goes to the governor. Good luck getting a timely response that does not refer you to the state police web site.
Finally, calling the local troop headquarters got a human being who tried to help. She investigated and could only say, "We believe Emails are being sent out." She could not confirm yes or no and she cautioned not to click on any links in the Email.
Our best advice is to treat the Email as a reminder, only. Do not click on the links.
(What follows) is the information that SCOPE previously sent out. It contains a legitimate link to start the recertification process.
The deadline for pistol permit renewal in New York is five years after your exact date of certification.
1/1/2017 is due 1/1/2022;
1/31/2017 is due 1/31/2022
1/1/2018 is due 1/1/2023
You can check on the date you certified on this site:
You will need your driver's license number and the last four digits of your SSN.