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Special Licensing and Firearms

Please Note: Due to program testing, the new database deployment will be delayed. The conversion will occur over a weekend in the future.  Therefore, business will continue as usual until further notice.  Dealer training will be rescheduled to a later date.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANTICIPATED PATIENCE WITH THIS PROJECT.

Coronavirus Notification:

  • Effective May 26, 2020, DESPP-HQ will reopen for new pistol permit applicants by appointment only. For information or to schedule your appointment please click HERE - 5/21/2020
  • At this time, pistol permit renewals will continue to be done by mail only. Please see the Governor's Executive Order for extensions; view document HERE - 5/8/2020
  • Fingerprinting Limitations and License Expiration/Renewal extensions; view document here - 4/30/2020
  • Suspension of requirements for unarmed security guards from other states; view document here - 4/30/2020


 

Public Act 19-6

 


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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Special Licensing & Firearms Unit and ask to speak to a detective: 860-685-8290

 

 


 

Effective January 11, 2019, Troop E, Montville's schedule will be changing:

  • Schedule will now be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 8 am - 12pm & 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm, Thursday 11 am - 2 pm & 2:30 pm - 6:45 pm
  • All locations closed on state and federal holidays.

Division of State Police - HQ

State of Connecticut
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Division of State Police - HQ
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Telephone (860) 685-8290
Email: DESPP.SLFU@ct.gov


Special Licensing & Firearms Unit - HQ
  • Effective January 1, 2019, the FBI Fingerprinting Fee will increase to $13.25
  • Effective December 1, 2017, the State Criminal History Record search rate will increase from $50.00 to $75.00
  Exact Cash, Checks or Money Orders ONLY.  We do not have the ability to make change.

The Special Licensing and Firearms Unit (SLFU) is responsible for the issuance of the following:

The unit is located at Connecticut State Police Headquarters in Middletown, CT. We also have a satellite office at Troop G in Bridgeport and Troop E in Montville to process pistol permit applications and renewal paperwork.

The unit is also responsible for investigating violations of state law relating to the purchase, sale and transfer of firearms, and violations of statutes relating to the various professional licenses it issues.

Office Hours

Special Licensing & Firearms Unit - HQ
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457
Tel. (860) 685-8290

  • Monday through Friday: 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Directions:

91 South from Hartford:

  • Exit 20 for Middle Street
  • Turn Left on Middle Street
  • 1st right on Country Club
  • Destination will be on the left

91 North toward Hartford:

  • Exit 20 for Middle Street
  • Turn left on Country Club Road
  • Destination will be on the left

Troop G - Bridgeport

149 Prospect Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel. (203) 696-2532

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 8 am - 12 pm & 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Effective January 1, 2019 - Thursday Hours will be 10 am - 2 pm & 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Directions:

95 South:

  • Exit 27 toward Lafayette Boulevard
  • Take 27A on the left for Trumbull
  • Merge onto South Ave.
  • Turn right on Warren Street
  • Take the 1st right onto Prospect Street

95 North toward New Haven:

  • Take Exit 27 toward Lafayette Boulevard
  • Slight right onto South Frontage Road
  • Take 1st left onto Warren Street
  • Turn right onto Prospect Street
  • Destination will be on the right

Troop E - Montville

I-395 North (Between exits 6 & 9)
Montville, CT 06382
Tel. (860) 848-6539

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 am - 12pm & 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Thursday: 11 am - 2 pm & 2:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Directions:

  • Located on 395 North between exits 79 & 79A

 

*Attention Active Military Personnel and Veterans*

MOS Security Training and Licensing Fee Waiver for qualifying armed forces personnel.

Public Act 14-131: Effective October 1, 2014, military personnel seeking license as a security officer in Connecticut may qualify for a waiver of the required security training course and licensing fee. Please contact the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860- 685-8494 to speak to security licensing personnel for additional information and specific requirements.

Link to Public Act 14-13



Last Date Modified: 05/01/2019