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. The process requires you to submit a completed and notarized application on DPS-799-C form at the time of your fingerprint appointment. See the links below for a Pistol Permit application and to schedule an online fingerprint appointment.

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.

THE FINGERPRINTING CALENDAR HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AFTER JULY 21ST AS THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT IMPLEMENTS A NEW PROCEDURE THAT REQUIRES ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION.  ONCE WE HAVE THE PRE-REGISTRATION LINK, WE WILL RE-OPEN THE CALENDAR AND PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS.


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

Effective May 20th, 2021 – ALL Temporary Pistol Permits that are SIGNED ON or AFTER May 20th, 2021 will expire 60 Days after the date signed.  The 90 Day extension is no longer in effect.

 

Announcement for New Pistol Permit Applicants Only – click here to see the State Police Special Licensing and Firearms Unit new policy and hours for NEW Pistol Permits.

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3. How do I obtain a pistol permit?
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