Extra information – NOT REQUIRED and Board of Firearms Permit Examiners Information

This is a touchy topic for some.

Quite simply, many local issuing authorities (local police department or first selectman) are asking for extra information.  Quite simply, you only have to fill out your state paperwork DPS-799-C, provide fingerprints, ID (drivers license, state issued ID), passport photo and you’re good to go.  Many towns have asked for extra information.  Some extra information may include:

  • 3 letters of reference
  • credit check
  • medical records
  • psychological records/evaluation
  • racial/demographic information
  • physical handicap information
  • extra fees for digital fingerprinting services

This raises a particularly tough question: Do I comply for a smooth process, or stand my ground? That, is indeed a personal choice. I feel the need to bring up the issues so that applicants are aware of potential issues.  CT Pistol Permit Issues founder E. Jonathan Hardy has asked many of these questions to the state of CT Board of Firearms Permit Examiners (BFPE) and has learned the proper process if you choose not to furnish additional information.

Simply bring the required paperwork to the local issuing authority.  If they take the paperwork, then the permit is in process.

If they choose not to take the paperwork, it is an instant denial and you can proceed to ask for a hearing with the BFPE.  Contact information for the BFPE is:

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners

20 Trinity Street

5th floor

Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: 860-256-2977


The Board of Firearms Permit Examiners has addressed this issue at their January 14, 2010 meeting.

The ruling can be found HERE in pdf format.

The audio of the actual meeting can be found HERE.