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Pennsylvania License to Carry a Firearm



On Monday, January 25, 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department began using the Permitium Program to provide the most efficient way of processing gun permit applications.

Make sure you read and follow instructions!

****There is no same day issuance of permits****


To apply for a License to Carry Firearms in Philadelphia, PA., please visit:

****We only process applications from Philadelphia residents****


Applicants should print out or write down confirmation information from Permitium.

You will need the following items to track your application.

  • Permitium order number

  • Username (e-mail address)

  • Password


Permitium Order Tracker.


Applicants will receive email and text (optional) correspondence through the Permitium program. 


Applicants who are approved for a License to Carry a Firearm with the Permitium program will receive an email with instructions on making their appointment to pick up their LTC card.


Do not call for status. If you have received a receipt, the application will begin to be processed. You can always check status through Permitium’s Order Tracker.


Appointments to pick up your License to Carry a Firearm instructions:

  • bring your valid PA driver’s license or PA non-drivers ID

  • Make sure your driver’s license is not expired

  • any expired/expiring LTC permit


Dress for the weather because you may be waiting outside. Only the permit holder will be permitted in the office. Do not bring friends/family (including children) along with you.

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