March 26, 2014
PUTNAM COUNTY CLERK REMINDS ALL PISTOL PERMIT HOLDERS “IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO FILE YOUR OPT-OUT FORM”
To All Putnam County Pistol Permit Holders:
Putnam County is continuing to fight for the right to protect our citizens from an unwarranted invasion of their safety and personal privacy. Putnam County Clerk Dennis J. Sant and First Deputy Clerk Michael C. Bartolotti have one thing to say to all Putnam County Pistol Permit Holders; that is, “It’s not too late to file your opt-out form.” RUN, don’t walk, to your Putnam County Clerk’s Office so you can help us help you.
During our latest wave of community outreach to our pistol permit holders to assist in the filing of their opt out forms, we learned that this provision in the law, more notably the 120 day moratorium period, was very confusing to the public it was designed to protect. The wording of the law, along with its misinterpretation by certain media outlets, led to confusion by the public that once the moratorium period ended no opt out forms would be accepted. We just want to stress to all pistol permit holders that is not the case and nothing could be further from the truth.
Again, we urge all pistol permit holders that if you have not done so already, please remit an Opt-Out form to this office as soon as possible. Currently, the only protection you may have from disclosure is to have an approved Opt Out form in your permit file. The sooner you get this completed form back to our office, the sooner your personal information will remain confidential. Contact Michael Bartolotti, 1st Deputy County Clerk, at 845-808-1142 Ext. 49303 to file your opt-out forms and with any questions or concerns you may have.
Putnam County Pistol License holder FOIL “Opt Out” Form
If you are a pistol license holder or know of somebody who is this may be of interest to you;
As you may be aware New York State has made available an “Opt Out” form for all pistol license holders who wish to exempt their name and address from disclosure. County Clerk Dennis Sant and County Executive MaryEllen Odell want to make sure all pistol license holders have the opportunity to take advantage of this new provision.
If a pistol license holder wishes to “Opt Out” of disclosure they may do the following:
- Please download the attached form
- Complete all relevant parts of the form
- Sign and date the form
- Return the completed form to the Putnam County Clerk’s Office either in person, or via U.S. mail at 40 Gleneida Avenue, Room 100, Carmel, New York 10512
Should you have any questions regarding this matter please contact us at 845-808-1142 extension 49307.