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
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.