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Opt-out forms for pistol permit-holders available

HAMBURG — Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reminded pistol permit holders who have not yet completed their public records exemptions forms that his office is still accepting this opt-out paperwork.

Since the implementation of the privacy provision in the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Act in February, Jacobs’ office has receive approximately 30,000 opt-out forms from local residents.

“My office has collected opt-out forms from 50 percent of the over 60,000 pistol permit holders in Erie County,” Jacobs said. “I want to ensure that the remaining permit holders who have not yet completed and sent in their privacy forms know that my office will continue to accept them.”

Permit holders may also visit, to print a copy of the form. After filling out the paperwork, mail the form to: Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, c/o Pistol Permit Office, 92 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202 or fax to 858-6550, attention: Pistol Permit Office.

“I encourage all remaining pistol permit holders who want assurance that their records will be kept private to complete and submit the form to my office,” Jacobs said.

The form is also available at the Pistol Permit Office, which is located at 92 Franklin St. in Buffalo, and at each of the Erie County Auto Bureau offices and mobile site locations.

For a complete listing of the Erie County Auto Bureau offices, visit

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