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Main Number: (518)885-6761
Administrative Office: (518)885-2450
Main Fax: (518)885-2454
Administrative Fax: (518)885-2453
6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
HOURS: 24 Hours
SHERIFF JAMES D. BOWEN has been a lifelong resident of Saratoga County. Sheriff Bowen is the longest tenured Sheriff in a New York State. He began his career as a Saratoga County Deputy Sheriff in November of 1965. Less than three years later, he was promoted to Investigator. In December of 1972, then Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed him Sheriff of Saratoga County.The following November, he was elected to the position and he has since been re-elected eleven times.
Sheriff Bowen is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving 15 months in Korea. He is a graduate of the FBI Academy. In addition, the Sheriff is a graduate of the New York State Office of Local Government, Division for Local Police, Basic and Intermediate Police Schools. Sheriff Bowen also attended the Moran Institute, St. Lawrence University. In addition he has attended numerous police and corrections schools.
Saratoga County has a population of 219,607 and an area of 815 square miles.
Pistol Permit forms are now available for download. All forms are PDF format.
PISTOL PERMIT AMENDMENTS INSTRUCTIONS revised 3/13
PISTOL PERMIT BILL OF SALE revised 3/13