Additional Information - 9/2 1157

Our Office has received numerous questions from businesses and residents in regards to what the new law is and if we had a summary of it. We are MERELY providing this information for those requests. In addition, businesses have been asking for an example of what they need to post for compliance. Again, we provided this as an example as many other Sheriff’s Offices across the state have.


New gun laws being implemented in NYS effective September 1, 2022 include: Making “NO CARRY” the default for private property, unless deemed permissible by property owners. Property owners who allow concealed carry will have to disclose with signage saying concealed carry is allowed on the premises.

**We have supplied an example of the reqired signage for you to print out and display in order to be in compliance with the new law.

Penal Law § 265.01-d Criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location- Class E Felony.

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in a restricted location when such person possesses a firearm, rifle, or shotgun and enters into or remains on or in private property where such person knows or reasonably should know that the owner or lessee of such property has not permitted such possession by clear and conspicuous signage indicating that the carrying of firearms, rifles, or shotguns on their property is permitted or has otherwise given express consent.

For more information on the specifics of the new laws click on the link below.