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ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER UPDATE
UPDATED 02/22/2021: BY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF LANCASTER COUNTY DATED FEBRUARY 2, 2021, THE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 30, 2021. THIS WILL EFFECT PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE LANCASTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE.
SHERIFF SALE UPDATE
UPDATE: THE SHERIFF SALE SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 31, 2021 AT 10:00 AM WILL TAKE PLACE IN COURT ROOM A. IT WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 50 ATTENDEES. ATTENDEES MUST PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING AS PRESCRIBED BY THE CDC AND THE PA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. DUE TO THE POTENTIAL AMOUNT OF SALES ON THIS DATE, THE SALE WILL START IN THE MORNING BUT RUN THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
LICENSE TO CARRY PERMITS / FIREARMS UNIT
UPDATED – March 29, 2021 - Gov. Tom Wolf once again has granted an extension to the license to carry firearms permits. Permits that expired on or after March 19, 2020 have been extended through June 30, 2021. The extension is required due to the closure of some county courthouses and sheriff's offices, as well as other protective measures that are being implemented. taking to limit the spread of COVID-19.
DUE TO THE COVID PANDEMIC, WE DO NOT ACCEPT IN-PERSON APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME.
The Covid-19 Epidemic and the issuance of administrative judicial orders related to this pandemic have affected access to the Lancaster County Courthouse and forced modifications to the daily operations of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. These modifications have caused us to review our License to Carry Permit process. As a result of our review, we would like to provide permit holders with additional options for applying for their License to Carry Permits.
The Office will be implementing a new online process to apply for permits. Both the initial application and renewal processes are deemed to be submitted under oath and are subject to applicable penalties of law.
New and renewal permit applications will start being accepted online on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the following link: https://lancasterpa.permitium.com/ccw/start
The date that we will resume in person applications will be posted on this website shortly. In person applications will be submitted via an automated kiosk in the Office and will not be issued the same day.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office remains, as always, a staunch defender of the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. We remain equally committed to providing responsive, quality service to the public, and will do so while implementing current, necessary precautions while providing those services.
While we remain committed to continuing the processing and issuance of permits, we are also bound by Federal, State, and Local governmental rules, regulations, and directives. Please understand, as these rules, regulations and directives change, our procedures may also change accordingly.
Finally, but most importantly, I, personally, and on behalf of the entire Office, want to assure you that our thoughts and prayers are with those families struggling during these difficult times. We also extend our thoughts and prayers to our County, State and Nation, especially medical professionals and first responders who are serving on the front lines for all of us. May God bless them and keep them safe.
Sheriff Christopher R. Leppler