How do I obtain a pistol permit?

The Norwalk Police Department only issues Temporary State of Connecticut Pistol Permits to bona fide permanent residents of the City of Norwalk.  Non-Resident Property/Business owners are not eligible.  You must be 21 years of age at the time you are fingerprinted.  The process now requires a Pre-Enrollment step with the State of Connecticut prior to being fingerprinted and submitting a completed and notarized application on a DPS-799-C form at the fingerprint appointment.  See the listed steps below and follow in that order.

 

STEP 1 – You MUST first go to the Connecticut Criminal History Request System (CCHRS) website at https://ct.flexcheck.us.idemia.io/cchrspreenroll 

                  ENTER SERVICE CODE – E91E-8915  (Norwalk Police Temporary Pistol Permit code)

                  Complete the required form and pay the State ($75) and FBI ($13.25) fees online. (no longer collected at the Police Dept.)

                  PRINT OUT – APPLICANT TRANSACTION NUMBER (ATN) – YOU MUST BRING THIS TO THE FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT!!!

 

STEP 2 – COMPLETE PISTOL PERMIT APPLICATION AND HAVE IT NOTARIZED.  See Application and Instructions link below. Make sure you bring all the items listed in the Instructions to the Fingerprint Appointment.

 

STEP 3 – BOOK AN ONLINE FINGERPRINT APPOINTMENT using the “Fingerprinting Online Scheduling” link below.

 

Pistol Permit Application and Instructions - Click here to print an application and instructions or you can pick one up at the Norwalk Police Front Desk.

Fingerprinting Online Scheduling - Click here to book a fingerprint appointment.


Click on link to view "Invalid NRA Certificate" example.  This certificate has not been accepted since 2016.

ALL TEMPORARY PISTOL PERMITS EXPIRE 60 DAYS AFTER THE DATE SIGNED ON THE PERMIT.  MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP THE PERMIT AS SOON AS YOU ARE CALLED AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS WITH THE STATE POLICE AT TROOP G IN BRIDGEPORT OR CSP HEADQUARTERS IN MIDDLETOWN.  WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CT STATE POLICE HOURS OR PROCEDURES.

Show All Answers

1. How can I become a Norwalk police officer?
2. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
3. How do I obtain a pistol permit?
4. How do I get my fingerprints taken?
5. How can I receive a criminal records check?
6. How do I hire an off-duty police officer?
7. Frequently Requested Policies
8. I am the victim of identify theft. What can I do?
9. Do I need to register my private security alarm?
10. How does an attorney or insurance company request a copy of case photos or video?
11. How do I commend or complain about a Norwalk police officer?
12. Solicitor's Permit Information for Business & Individuals
13. Patch Collector Information