despp: Special Licensing and Firearms

Special Licensing and Firearms

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

Telephone (860) 685-8290
Special Licensing and Firearms
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The Special Licensing and Firearms Unit (SLFU) is responsible for the issuance of state pistol permits, eligibility certificates for pistols and revolvers, eligibility certificates for the purchase of long guns, ammuntion certificates oversight and regulation of firearm sale transactions, and issuance of licenses to professional bail bondsman, private security companies, private investigators, bail enforcement agents (BEA), and the regulation and licensing of professional boxing and mixed martial arts.

The unit is located at Connecticut State Police Headquarters in Middletown, CT.  We also have a satellite office at Troop C in Tolland, Troop E in Montville, Troop G in Bridgeport and Troop L in Litchfield 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.

Schedule of Office Hours

Informational Bulletins: 

Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004  LEOSA/HR-218 training will be held at the Academy range located 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden CT.  For appointment call Jeanette at 860-685-8494.  Spring Dates announced.  April 21-24, 2014.


Information pertaining to Public Act 13-3 as amended by Public Act 13-220 can be found on the Firearms and Permit Related Forms and Information page.

FAQS - Public Act 13-3 as amended by Public Act 13-220: An Act Concerning Gun Violence and Children's Safety  - Most common questions and answers pertaining to the Act.

Assault Weapon Ban effective by Public Act on April 4, 2013

Public Act 13-3: An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety:

Newly defined Assault Weapons:

Any newly defined assault weapon that was lawfully purchased on or before April 4, 2013, but was not transferred by that date, may be transferred pursuant to such lawful purchase and a sales authorization number may be obtained for such transfer.  Sellers are required to verify that a lawful purchase occurred on or before April 4, 2013 prior to transferring such firearm.  

Proof of lawful possession will also be required by DESPP from the owner of the firearm with the Application for Certificate of Possession of Assault Weapon.  Forms are currently located on the Firearms and Permit Related Forms and Information page.

Effective January 1, 2014; Federlly Licensed Firearms Dealers must submit this form for any
LCM(s) taken into inventory from a private individual.

Declaratory Ruling

Puerto Rico's New Birth Certificate Law

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