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
  • Complete the pre-enrollment on the following state website: https://ct.flexcheck.us.idemia.io/cchrspreenroll *. Use the service code 36D0-AEF1 (Hartford residents only).

         * 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.

Step 5.Make an Appointment with the Pistol Permit 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