Obtain a Pistol Permit

In order to apply for a pistol permit in the City of Hartford, please complete the following:


How to Apply for a Pistol Permit

Step 1.Review State Guidelines 

Prior to applying for a pistol permit, please visit the State of Connecticut’s website regarding eligibility, prerequisites and any updated fees:

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Step 2.Obtain a Fingerprint Card

Fingerprints can be obtained via Biometric Identification Services. Their hours of operations can be found here:

Find a Fingerprinting Location

Step 3.Pick up an Application

Pistol permit applications for the City of Hartford must be obtained in person from the Records Division located at the Police Department.

Step 4.Complete Application and Complete Requirements

Prior to submitting your application, please have ready:

  • Completed and notarized application, instruction sheet and release form
  • Small passport size color photograph
  • Proof of Citizenship, Birth Certificate (Long Form) and/or Certificate of Naturalization
  • Three (3) proofs of residency within the City of Hartford
  • Marriage Certificate (If last name changed by marriage)
  • Completed Fingerprint Card
  • NRA Certificate
  • Money Order for $70.00 payable to: City of Hartford
  • Money Order for $13.25 payable to: Treasurer State of Connecticut
  • Money Order for $75.00 payable to: Treasurer State of Connecticut

Step 5.Make an Appointment with the Backgrounds Unit

Once your application has been completed in full please contact:

Detective Leopold Clarke at (860) 757- 4243 or
via email at ClarL001@hartford.gov. 

Best hours of contact:

Tuesdays: 8:00am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am to 11:00am and 12:00pm to 4:00pm