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Pistol Permits

Pistol Permit Application Process

Pistol permit applications are processed through the Resident Trooper’s office. To obtain a pistol permit in the Town of Durham, you must do the following:

1.) Fill out DPS-799-C: Application for permit to carry pistols and revolvers.

  • Application information can be found at www.ct.gov/despp.
  • Applications are available in the Office of the First Selectman, Town Hall or you can print the application from this link: Pistol Permit Application.
    Please note that the signature on the application must be notarized. There is a notary available at the Town Hall.

2.) Forward the completed application to the Office of the First Selectman with the following documents:
 a. Fingerprints; get fingerprinted at:
     Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
     Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
     1111 Country Club Road
      Middletown, CT
Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:15 pm, Monday – Friday. There is a $15.00 fee.

b. Applicant’s certified birth certificate or valid passport; no photocopies.

c. Certificate or letter attesting to the applicant’s competence with a handgun signed by one of the following:
• NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
• NRA Home Firearms Safety Instructor
• Gun Club Officer

The course of instruction must consist of no less than the NRA’s “Basic Pistol Course.”

d. Provide a recent photo of applicant. If valid driver’s license or valid passport is CURRENT, this can be provided as a photo.

e. Provide a check in the amount of $13.25 for Federal background check made payable to Treasurer – State of Connecticut.

f. Provide a check in the amount of $75.00 for State background check made payable to Treasurer – State of Connecticut.

g. Provide a check in the amount of $70.00 for application fee made payable to the Town of Durham.