Changes to the Handgun Safety Course

The handgun safety course offered by the Putnam County Sheriffs Department requires a separate $45.00 registration fee (per applicant). Postal money order (only) is to be made payable to the Putnam County Commissioner of Finance (no other type of payment will be accepted). Payment must be received by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department at least five (5) business days prior to attending the course, or attendance will not be permitted. Failure to provide payment five (5) business days prior to attending the course will result in forfeiture of the seat to a person on a waiting list.

Handgun Safety Course

The Handgun Safety Course is held monthly at the Putnam County Sherif’s Office for Putnam County residents. There is a $45.00 charge for this course, seating is limited and on a first come first served basis.

Q. Do I have to be a resident of Putnam County to register for the course?
A. Yes.

Q. When is the next Handgun Safety Course?
A. April 16th.

Q. What time is the course held?
A. From 7PM to 10PM.

Q. Where is it held?
A. At the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services

Putnam County Training & Operations Building
112 Old Route 6
Carmel, N.Y. 10512
Map link

Q. How do I register?

  • Fill out the form on the Sheriff’s Department website after the day registration opens.
  • Download and print the disclaimer. A link will be present when the registration form is submitted or you can download it here.
  • Mail the disclaimer with a $45.00 postal money order made out to Putnam County Commissioner of Finance.
  • The disclaimer and payment must be received by the Sheriff’s Office no later then 5 business days before the course.

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department
3 County Center
Carmel, NY 10512
Attn: Central Records

After the disclaimer and payment is received a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Q. I don’t see the form, where is it?
A. The form will be available when registration opens, it will close when registration is full.

Q. Can I register early by calling or email?
A. No.

Q. I am registered to attend the next course, do I need to bring anything with me?
A. A pen and photo ID.

Q. I need to print another disclaimer form, where is it?
A. Download it here.

Q. I have another question that is not covered here, who do I contact?
A. Click here.