Philadelphia Implements Electronic License to Carry Firearms Application Process

I am pleased to announce that due to Firearm Policy Coalition’s federal lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia – Fetsurka, et al v. City of Philadelphia, et al. – Philadelphia has implemented, effective immediately, an electronic license to carry firearms (“LTCF”) application process; whereby, as set-forth more in-depth on its website –, applicants can now submit their applications to

If you are seeking an LTCF in Philadelphia, you should immediately email your application and other requested documents to Police.GPU@phila. and either cc or bcc yourself a copy of the email, so that you can prove the date and time of your submission, since pursuant to 18 Pa.C.S. 6109, the City has 45 days to approve or deny your LTCF. Please be aware that if you are denied, you only have 30 days to appeal the denial.

As one of the attorneys involved in the Fetsurka litigation, I can assure you that, as reflected in FPC’s press release, we continue to force the City into further compliance with the preemption provided by 18 Pa.C.S. 6109(c) and, consistent with the concerns the City has raised in relation to COVID, are working with the city on a completely virtual LTCF application process, where individuals would never have to leave their home for an LTCF in Philadelphia.

If your right to obtain a license to carry has been violated or your confidential license to carry firearms applicant information has been disclosed, contact Firearms Industry Consulting Group today to discuss YOUR rights and legal options.

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6 thoughts on “Philadelphia Implements Electronic License to Carry Firearms Application Process

  1. Just to clarify… This form, which has no specific reference to Philadelphia (that I can see) is for Philadelphia only. I have a state LTCP, but this form is required specifically for carrying in Philadelphia, despite it not specifying that location? Thanks. Terry


  2. really what about people who have no idea how to go about filling out an application on line that does not allow you to fill it out on have to print out a blank application (im renewing),,fill it out take a picture of it ,down load to your computer (if you have one)..go to YOUR EMAIL FIGURE OUT HOW TO TO TAKE THE PICTURE OVER TO YOUR EMAIL ALONG WITH TWO PHOTOS DRIVERS LICENCE PLUS ANOTHER FORM OF I.D WTH YOUR ADDRESS ON IT…FOR SOME IT MAY BE EASY…BUT FOR MOST..ITS A NIGHTMARE…THE LAST ELECTION WE HAD DROP BOXES FOR BALLOTS..BUT THEY CANT PUT A DROP BOX OUTSIDE THE BUILDING OR JUST INSIDE THE DOOR FOR A COMPLETED APPLICATIONS.WITH YOUR UPDATED PHOTOS AND FEE…THIS IS ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHT TO CARRY…


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