Pistol Permits

By Appointment Only

As the Local Authority, Temporary 60-day State Pistol Permits are processed through the First Selectman’s Office/Civilian Chief of Police.

Pistol Permit Applications (DPS-799-C) may be obtained in person at the First Selectman’s Office, Portland Police Station, or online the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection website.

First, a local criminal history background check is performed. Then upon local approval, your fingerprint cards are mailed to the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Investigation (SPBI) for an in-depth criminal history search.

Upon SPBI approval, you will be contacted by the First Selectman's Office (local authority) which shall issue you the 60-day Temporary State Pistol Permit - please allow for approximately 8-13 weeks to be notified.  Within the 60-day period you must proceed in person to the DESPP Division of State Police to apply for the permanent State Pistol Permit.  Your photograph will be taken at DESPP.

Instructions for 60-day Temporary State Pistol Permit Paperwork
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First, a local criminal history background check is performed. Then upon approval, your fingerprint cards are mailed to the Connecticut State Police Bureau of Investigation for an in-depth criminal history search.

Upon SPBI approval, you will be contacted by the First Selectman's Office (local authority) which shall issue you the 60-day Temporary State Pistol Permit - please allow for approximately 8 weeks to be notified.

Within the 60-day period you must proceed in person to the DESPP Division of State Police to apply for the permanent State Pistol Permit. Your photograph will be taken at DESPP.

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