Applying for a pistol permit in Erie County just got a little easier.
County leaders officially opened the county’s newest pistol department satellite office on Monday.
It’s located inside of the DMV on George Urban Boulevard in Cheektowaga.
This is the second satellite office in the county. There is also one located in Elma.
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns says he hopes to expand to at least five offices in the future.
“I don’t want people to have to come downtown to do these transactions,” Kearns said. “We want to reconstruct the office. We have a front office and a back office and I see the downtown office as the back office as processing the pistol permit applications.”
The satellite office will be open every week on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.