Pistol Permit Application Process

Applying for a Temporary Pistol Permit

Pistol permits are applied for in the town in which you reside. In Voluntown, pistol permit applications are done through the Selectmen’s Office. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older. Please call Julie at 860-376-5880 for more information.

Effective July 16, 2021, the State of Connecticut has changed the fingerprinting process for obtaining a pistol permit. Applicants must first submit a completed Pistol Permit Application to the Selectman’s Office. Next, you must pre-enroll on the State of Connecticut Criminal History Request website and pay the applicable state and federal fees, and obtain an applicant tracking number before going to a fingerprinting location. Detailed information about how to obtain a Temporary Pistol Permit as well as the State of Connecticut Criminal History Request (CCHRS) web address can be found below.

Pistol Permit Application Process

1.)  APPLICATION: Submit a completed Pistol Permit Application with all required documents, include a check for $70.00 made payable the Town of Voluntown. Application to be submitted to the Voluntown Town Hall Selectmen’s Office.  Pistol Permit Application pdf. 

     Required Documents

The Pistol Permit Applications, the Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights, and the FBI Privacy Act Statement can all be down loaded and printed here.

  • Completed notarized Pistol Permit Application.
  • Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Privacy Rights
  • FBI Privacy Act Statement
  • A copy of your Firearms Safety & Use Course Certificate
  • A copy of your driver’s license
  • A copy of your birth certificate OR passport

2.)  FINGERPRINTS: You must pre-enroll on the State of Connecticut portal before getting fingerprinted for your pistol permit. You will have to pay the state and federal fees of $75.00 and $13.25 through the portal during the pre-enrollment process. You will receive a pistol permit Service Code when you submit your application that you will use to pre-enroll on the website below.


Once you have enrolled and paid the applicable fees, PRINT the page with the barcode and your applicant tracking number that the portal generated for you. This page will be emailed to you.  Bring this sheet with you to the fingerprinting location.

3.)  FINAL SUBMISSION: EMAIL the sheet with the barcode and your applicant tracking number to jzelinsky@voluntown.gov. When your background check is complete, the Selectmen’s office will send out your 60-day Temporary Pistol Permit.

If you have any questions, contact Julie in the Selectmen’s Office at 860-376-5880.

Monday – Wednesday – Thursday 9am – 4pm
Tuesday – 9am – 7pm
Friday – CLOSED

When the Town receives a Criminal History Record Report from the DESPP, you will be notified of the APPROVAL or REJECTION of your Temporary Pistol Permit by the Town of Voluntown. This Temporary Permit is effective for 60 days.

Within 60 days, you must apply to the DESPP for the State Permit. For information on what to bring when applying for the State Permit, click here.

Department  of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) Headquarters
1111 Country Club Road
PO Box 2794
Middletown, CT 06457

Troop E Montville

Troop D Danielson