BATH — Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard is proud to announce the Sheriffs Office will be conducting Pistol Permit Safety Courses at the Public Safety Building.

Steuben County Sheriffs Office Firearms Instructors will provide information on pistol type and nomenclature, pistol safety, safe pistol handling, storage, use and New York State law. All students will be required to successfully complete a written and practical exam at the conclusion of the course.

This course will provide Steuben County residents with the required course to begin the process of applying for a pistol permit. Pistol Permit applications are available at the County Clerk's Office, and will be available to purchase on the day of each class. The fee for an application is $10.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be held on the following dates: Feb. 16, March 16, June 8, Sept. 21, and Oct. 19.

The class is free of charge. Reservations are required. Contact Terri Moir at 607-622- 3930 or at to register.