In order to apply for a pistol permit in the City of Hartford, please complete the following:
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
Fingerprints can be obtained via Biometric Identification Services. Their hours of operations can be found here:
Find a Fingerprinting Location
Pistol permit applications for the City of Hartford must be obtained in person from the Records Division located at the Police Department.
Prior to submitting your application, please have ready:
* There is an enrollment fee that must be paid online by a credit card. This fee covers the cost of a fingerprint based Criminal History Check by the State and FBI, (previously this was paid by money orders submitted with your Pistol Permit Application). You will be assigned a Tracking Number at the end of your pre-enrollment. An email will be sent to you with the Tracking Number. You must print the email and bring it with you in order to be fingerprinted.
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