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Firearm License Application

​Firearm License Application

The Berks County Sheriff's Office is responsible for processing all applications for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms. This license allows a person to carry a concealed weapon on his or her person or in a motor vehicle. The licenses are issued to persons who qualify, based on a background investigation conducted by the Firearm License Unit, within 45 days of the filing of the application. The license is valid for a period of 5 years. The license may be revoked at any time for reasons of misuse, criminal activity or a person who's character or reputation shows they are likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety.

Applicants must apply in person at:

Gun Permit Office - Courthouse 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed from 1pm to 2pm)

Reading Airport Substation - 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)
**Substation will be closed the third Monday through Friday starting in March 2015**
Remote Locations - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.)

Applications for a Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms may be obtained on-line (see form below) or by coming to one of our two locations, the Sheriff's Office on the 3rd floor of the Berks County Courthouse during normal business hours of 8:30 am - 4:00pm (closed 1:00pm to 2:00pm), Monday-Friday or Sheriff's Office Substation located at the Reading Regional Airport from 10:00am to 5:30pm (closed 2:00pm to 3:00pm), excluding holidays. The Sheriff's Office also issues License to Carry Firearms at our monthly remote locations, listed below are the locations and times.

Remote Locations are closed from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3rd Monday
Birdsboro Borough
200 East Main St.
Birdsboro, PA 19508
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Tuesday
Hamburg Borough
61 North 3rd St.
Hamburg, PA 19526
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Wednesday
Wernersville Borough
100 N. Reber St.
Wernersville, PA 19565
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Thursday
Kutztown Borough
45 Railroad St
Kutztown, PA 19530
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
3rd Friday
Colebrookdale Twp.
765 W. Philadelphia Ave.
Boyertown, PA 19512
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Locations to obtain PA License to Carry Firearms

Make check payable to Eric J. Weaknecht in the amount of $20.00

Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht
Berks County Sheriff's Office
Firearms Section
633 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Reading, PA  19601-3582

Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms Application