New Pistol Permit Applicants

Effective May 26, 2020, DESPP-HQ will reopen on a limited basis for new pistol permit applicants by
appointment only.  Appointments can be made through Eventbrite.


This system is for NEW pistol permits only. Appointments will begin Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Appointments will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 8:30am - 4:00pm. If you need to cancel an appointment , you must do so through Eventbrite and not by calling the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. Upon entering the building, a temporal scan will be performed. Nobody will be admitted if they have a temperature above 100.4. A mask or cloth face covering must be worn. Only the person with an appointment will be admitted into the building .

If you are having problems with the Eventbrite website, you may call 860-685-8290. Due to high call volume, the method of scheduling your appointment is through the website.


Please bring the following to your appointment:

1. Temporary permit;

2. Birth certificate or Passport;

3. Photo ID;

4. $70.00 check, money order (payable to "Treasurer, State of CT" ) or Exact cash.


No pistol permit renewals will be accepted. During this reopening, pistol permit renewals will continued to be processed through the mail.


For scheduling an appointment, please (click here)

Last Date Modified: 05/22/2020