To obtain a state pistol permit, citizens apply at their local police departments or the first selectman's office. SLFU is responsible for processing the 5 year permit after the 60 day permit is obtained. Out of state residents must call 860-685-8494 to obtain an application packet.
Conservation Education/Firearms Safety (CE/FS) courses are administered by the Department of Energy & Environmental Protection's (DEEP) Wildlife Division and are taught throughout the year by a dedicated corps of certified volunteer instructors. There are no fees for any of the courses and all materials are provided free of charge by the CE/FS Program.
The Special Licensing and Firearms Unit (SLFU) is responsible for overseeing and regulating all retail and private firearm transactions and transfers taking place within the state. The SLFU runs criminal background checks and maintains machine gun and assault weapon registries.