despp: Firearms and Permit Related Forms and Information
Special Licensing and Firearms

Firearms and Permit Related Forms and Information

 
Forms and information utilized by the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit:
 
 
 
PISTOL PERMITS AND FIREARM RELATED CERTIFICATES:
 
 
This form is used for 60-Day Temporary Permit issued by your local municipality;
Non-Resident Application for Pistol Permit; Call for a complete packet which includes fingerprint card.
Eligibility Certificate for Purchase of Pistols and Revolvers (not a carry permit);
 
Eligibility Certificate for Purchase of Long Guns - Out of state resident are eligible to apply.
 
Effective April 1, 2014 you will be required to have either a pistol permit, eligibility certificate for pistol or revolver or a eligibility certificate for long gun in order to purchase firearms and legal magazines.  Hunting licenses and 14-day waiting periods for long gun purchases will be obsolete.
 
Permit to Carry Pistol or Revolver Permit 
 
{Pistol Permit Sample}  
Eligibility Certificate to Purchase a Pistol or Revolver
 
{Pistol Revolver Eligibility Certificate Sample}
 
Eligibility Certificate to Purchase Long Guns
 
{Eligibility Certificate to Purchase Long Gun Sample}
 
Long Gun Eligibility Certificate Application Packet which includes the  DPS-164-C and DPS-799-C, can be obtained by calling the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit at 860-685-8290
 
 
 
Instructions included for new pistol permits, renewal of pistol permits in person, renewal of pistol permits by mail; security officer pistol permit; bail enforcement agent pistol permit; new and renewal of eligibility certificates for pistol or revolver, new and renewal for long gun eligibility certificate and new and renewal of ammunition certificate. 
 
 
Magazines and Ammunition 
 
Effective April 1, 2014 you will be required to have either a pistol permit, eligibility certificate for pistol or revolver or a eligibility certificate for long gun in order to purchase firearms and legal magazines.  Hunting licenses and 14-day waiting periods for long gun purchases will be obsolete.
 
 
You must declare your magazine(s) prior to January 1, 2014.  Any application received after that date will be returned unless post marked on December 31,2013.
 
Please fill out Declaration and if available, attach copy of original sales receipt describing your purchase prior to effective date of Public Act-13-3 as amended by Public Act 13-220.  If you do not have your original paperwork, you may compose an affidavit/statement, stating that you owned the magazine(s) prior to the effective date of Public Act 13-3 as amended by PA-13-220, and have the affidavit notarized prior to mailing or dropping it off at the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit office.  Please make sure that you sign your paperwork in front of the notary.
 
 
 
Effective January 1, 2014; Federlly Licensed Firearms Dealers must submit this form for any
LCM(s) taken into inventory from a private individual.
 
 
 
Please follow instructions before appearing in person to have a photograph taken and have your fee payable to the "Treasurer State of Connecticut", or exact cash payment.  Out of state resident are eligible to apply.
 
{Ammuntion Certificate Sample}
 
 
 
Must be filled out and retained for 20 years or in the case of FFL dealers until you have gone out of business. 
 
 
Must be filled out completely and legibly.  You must obtain a firearms sales authorization number by calling (860)685-8400.  Instructions for mailing copies appears at the bottom of the form.
 
Fall and winter hours are:   First Monday in October through last Friday in March
      Monday - Friday          8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
      Saturday -                 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Sunday  -                  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
Spring and summer hours are: First Monday in April through last Friday in September  
         Monday - Friday       8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
           Saturday -              9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
         Sunday  -               10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
 
Assault Weapons: Public Act 13-3: An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Childrenís Safety:

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

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. 

 
 
You must apply for a certificate of possession prior to January 1, 2014.  Any application received after that date will be returned unless post marked on or before December 31,2013.  Please fill out both halves of the form completely and legibly.  You may apply your own thumbprint to the form and sign the form in the presence of a notary.  An additional notarized affidavit/statement will be needed if you do not have the original sale receipt or DPS-3-C showing the date of possession/purchase prior to the law taking effect.  Please have forms notarized prior to mailing or dropping them off at the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit office.
 

Pre-Ban Assault Weapons 

Click on link above for information pertaining to the sale and transfer of Pre-Ban Assault Weapons made prior to September 13, 1994.  

Law Enforcement Officers FAQS 

 

What can someone do if they are in possession of a banned assault weapon that they have not registered and/or a high capacity magazine that they have not declared?

      1. If the weapon is no longer located in the state, you are in compliance;

      2. If the weapon has been sold to an authorized firearms dealer, you are in compliance;

      3. If the weapon is still in your possession, you may:

      a. Arrange to relinquish your assault weapon(s) and/or large capacity magazine(s) to a state police
           troop or police department having jurisdiction where you reside; or

      b. Render the assault weapon(s) and/or large capacity magazine(s) permanently inoperable.

 

Will law enforcement be going door to door to confiscate unregistered assault weapons or undeclared magazines?

         No, but just like any other item that is unlawful (i.e. contraband) to possess, if an individual is found to be in possession of an unregistered assault weapon or undeclared magazine, they are subject to arrest and prosecution.

If I sent my paperwork in on time but have not received my assault weapon certificate or my magazine declaration acknowledgement, when can I expect to receive it?

         We are working as quickly as possible to input all of the data into our system.

May I use my assault weapon before itís been acknowledged?

         Yes.

 
 
 




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