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Applying For Your Pistol Permit

Swamp Yankee Firearms will walk you through the complete process of obtaining your Connecticut Pistol Permit.  This will be discussed in detail during your class and written, follow up instructions will be provided to all students as well.  Below is a brief outline to help you understand the process.

1. Complete an approved pistol safety course.

2. Complete a pistol permit application (form DPS-799-C). 

Applications will be provided at class and you will be guided on how to complete them properly.

3. Have your pistol permit application notarized. 

Swamp Yankee Firearms will notarize your application during class.

4. Submit your application

Your first step is to contact your local police department and ask for their 'Service Code.'  You will need this code to begin the process.  While you are on the phone with them, schedule your appointment to submit your application.

Now that you have your city's 'Service Code', go to the Connecticut Criminal History Request System, enter the code, and start the application process.  You will be given a tracking number once complete.  WRITE THIS NUMBER DOWN - YOU WILL NEED IT IN ORDER TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO YOUR LOCAL POLICE. 

When you go to your local police to submit your application please remember to bring the following:

Completed and notarized Pistol Permit/Eligibility Certificate Application DPS-799-C
Certificate from your pistol permit course
Connecticut Operator’s License or State photo Identification with a current, verifiable address in that city.
State-issued birth certificate with the raised seal or U.S. passport. Foreign born citizens must provide a Naturalization Certificate.
Your application tracking number

5. Receive your temporary permit

Your local authority will fingerprint you and perform a thorough investigation to determine if you meet the requirement to obtain a pistol permit.  Upon approval, your local authority will issue a Temporary State Pistols Permit.  They have up to 8 weeks to issue or deny you your temporary permit; however it is unfortunately common that this law is not adhered to and you can expect to wait longer than 8 weeks.  Please ask your local authority how they will supply you with your temporary permit (by mail, pick up in person, etc.) 

6. Apply for your State Permit

Within the 60 day of your temporary permit being issued, go to a State Police pistol permitting location and obtain your State Permit To Carry Pistols And Revolvers. Your photograph and signature will be taken.  You must bring with you:  1) your temporary permit 2) proof you are legally and lawfully in the United States, and 3) payment of a $70.00 fee is required, either by check or money order made payable to “Treasurer, State of Connecticut” or by exact cash payment.  Acceptable forms of proof of residency include a birth certificate, U.S. passport, or documentation of permanent residence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.  The state police will issue your pistol permit to you at this visit.