Pistol Permits

The Town of Durham can issue a temporary 60-day pistol permit that can be used to obtain your 5 year permit

Please direct all questions to Jaclyn Lehet, Executive Assistant at jlehet@townofdurhamct.org or (860) 349-3625

FBI Privacy Forms
Pistol Permit Application

To obtain your pistol permit:

  • Take a Safety Course and obtain a certificate: https://basicpistol.nra.org/ 
  • Sign the FBI Privacy Statement forms and return them to  the First Selectman's Office. You will receive a code to begin the background check pre-enrollment process
  • Enter the code at https://ct.flexcheck.us.idemia.io/CCHRSPreEnroll/ Input your information and pay the fees for both the FBI and State background check ($75 and $13.25 respectively) CARD ONLY
  • A barcode will be emailed to you. Print this page with the barcode and applicant tracking number
  • Make an appointment for fingerprinting with the CT State Police HERE Other facilities may offer fingerprinting services. Town of Durham does not offer this service.
  • You will receive an email once your fingerprints are received and your background check has been completed
  • Final Submission: Bring the following information to Town Hall:
    • Completed and NOTARIZED Pistol Permit Application DO NOT SIGN UNLESS IN THE PRESENCE OF A NOTARY (notary services are available in Town Hall)
    • Sheet with barcode/applicant tracking number
    • Valid drivers license
    • Proof of citizenship (birth certificate or passport)
    • NRA Firearms Safety & Use Course Certificate
    • $70.00 fee made payable to the Town of Durham

  • When your background check and all documents are received and approved, your 60-day temporary permit will be mailed to you with instructions on how to obtain your 5 year permit from the state