Updated list of towns needed

Posted by Jonathan at 27 February 2012

Category: Study Data Requests

Hello all,

If you can help, we still have a need for pistol permit applications from the following towns.

Thanx!

Andover
Ansonia
Ashford
Avon
Barkhamsted
Bethany
Bethel
Bethlehem
Bolton
Branford
Bridgeport
Bridgewater
Brooklyn
Burlington
Canterbury
Canton
Chaplin
Cheshire
Chester
Clinton
Colchester
Colebrook
Columbia
Coventry
Cromwell
Danbury
Darien
Deep River
Durham
Eastford
East Granby
East Haddam
East Hartford
East Haven
East Lyme
Easton
East Windsor
Ellington
Enfield
Franklin
Greenwich
Griswold
Guilford
Haddam
Hampton
Hartland
Harwinton
Hebron
Kent
Killingly
Lebanon
Ledyard
Lisbon
Lyme
Madison
Mansfield
Marlborough
Middlebury
Middlefield
Milford
Montville
Morris
New Canaan
New Fairfield
New Hartford
New Milford
Newtown
North Canaan
North Stonington
Old Lyme
Oxford
Plainville
Pomfret
Portland
Prospect
Putnam
Redding
Rocky Hill
Roxbury
Salem
Scotland
Sherman
South Windsor
Sprague
Stafford
Sterling
Suffield
Thomaston
Thompson
Tolland
Union
Voluntown
Warren
Washington
Waterford
Watertown
Westbrook
West Haven
Weston
Westport
Willington
Wilton
Winchester
Windham
Windsor
Wolcott
Woodbury

12 Comments

  1. ian m says

    Not on the list. But thought you mighta want another data point for Windsor locks. Submitted my application for a temporary permit on Jan 21, meeting with the chief today Mar 1 to pick it up. 6 week turnaround. Less than i expected.

  2. Sue l says

    Just starting the process for Enfield..Fingerprints have to be submitted with application. Applications excepted Mon – Fri 9:00 – 3:00. Fingerprints only done at the PD Wed 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Sat 9:00 – 11:00 am. i will update after the process and let you know how the rest goes..

  3. Troy says

    For those in Mansfield, the process was fairly straight forward. Walked into the police office at the town offices and picked up the required paperwork. While there I made an appointment to come in a couple ays later for fingerprinting. Submitted the application (notarized) and 2 money orders for the state and FBI background checks. Got the fingerprints done. Exactly 8 weeks later I had a quick interview with the Sgt. and he then turned it over to the town manager for final approval. Three weeks after that I got a call that my permit has been approved and I picked it up the same day (today). From start to finish it took 11 weeks. The one issue I have is that the date of issue for the temporary permit was dated March 22 and I did not get the call until today, April 12. Not that this caused a problem for me, but still irritating. I’m headed to DPS tomorrow to get the state Pistol Permit.

  4. RYAN says

    I HAVE APPLIED TO THE TOWN OF MONTVILLE, THIS IS A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.
    MY 8 WEEKS WENT BY AND NO ONE HAD CONTACTED ME STATING WHAT THE DELAY WAS. I CALLED 3 WEEKS IN A ROW AND HAVE STOPPED IN ONCE. THEY KEEP GIVING ME THE RUN AROUND AND COME UP WITH EVERY EXCUSE IN THE BOOK. IT IS NOW 12 WEEKS SINCE I HAVE APPLIED AND STILL HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM THEM.

  5. Brad says

    Canton’s application process is straight forward and only the required state level information is requested. There is a secondary small form, but it is just abbreviated information of the state form, no personal or intruding inquiries outside of the legal requirements were posed. The process was simply, fingerprints, filing fees, etc.. 4 weeks from the day of application, I received my temporary CT state permit. Never met with any police officer or chief, simply received the call from the PD, went down and picked it up at the dispatcher’s window. This is how it should be!

    • Samantha says

      Thank You. I was wondering what was needed. Because my step dad and uncle are from southington and they needed so much including 2 letters of reccomendation. I was hoping me and my husband wouldn’t have to do that. But you are correct that is how it should be.

  6. Smithy says

    Woodbury: As of 5/1/2012: (Note: Their xerox of the local app is outdated and wrong. The payment amounts are wrong and the payable info is wrong. It also stated you must have a bank check but personal checks are actually fine.)

    Here is the correct process:
    1.) 3 Letters of reference from Woodbury residents. (If references are not from Woodbury a letter explaining why.)
    a.) Writer must state how they know you, how long they’ve known you, their age, their address and phone number.
    b.) They must make it clear that they are writing the reference for a pistol permit application in the letter.
    c.) Speak to your character and/or suitability to have a pistol permit.
    d.) No relatives are allowed as your references.

    2.) 16.50 Money order or check payable to Connecticut Department of Public Safety
    3.) 50.00 Money Order or check payable to Connecticut Department of Public Safety
    4.) Passport or Birth Certificate
    5.) Complete & notarized CT Pistol Permit App
    6.) Original copy of your NRA course certificate
    7.) When they verify you have submitted all of your paperwork they will then have someone take you into the back and get your fingerprints (still the old fashioned way with ink and roller, no print scanners here)
    8.) Once you’ve completed all of the above you have a several week wait for the first selectmen to review and approve the temp permit. App states that First Selectmen may ask you to come in for an interview.

    • Smithy says

      App was submitted on 5/7/2012. Fingerprints were taken at the same time. As of 7/1/2012 I still have not received any word. The state check was cashed by the Dept of Public Safety on 6/7/2012.

      • MFEG says

        Smithy:

        As of 1600 12 July, the Woodbury Chief of Police (First Selectman) did not have any approved permits waiting to be signed-off or picked-up.

        I suggest you telephone his office at 203-263-2141 to speak with him. It is possible the permit has not been forwarded to his office by the State Police.

        If you have any difficulty resolving your issue, you may contact me through Jonathan or Scott.

        • Smithy says

          Sorry for the delay in updating. I got the letter on July 10 (Almost 8 weeks to the day especially if you throw in July 4th.) Had no problem getting the permit after that. Just went to Middletown today and got the permanent id! (Just missed the storm!) Thank you all for your help.

          Overall not too bad of a process, just glad it’s done, now on to purchasing!

  7. Mark Wiggins says

    Waterford has had zero issues as far as I know. Although I have had mine for over 20 years and originally got it in New London, my children and friends have had zero issues. WPD is very comfortable with permities and the Chief (Chief Pendleton) is a good, fair man. Just don’t be an idiot when dealing with cops. You can win a battle but we can loose a war.

  8. Joe says

    I planned on getting my permit over 2 years ago and completed my safety course and picked up an application from the Windsor PD. After reading through the application it required the reference letters, I put it on the back burner until I could get the letters. Well 2 years later and still no permit. I again went to Windsor PD for another application and to my pleasant surprise it had been updated and no “EXTRA INFO” was needed. I submitted the application with my nearly 2 year old Safety Course certificate on a Friday and got the call it was ready on the following Tuesday. On Wednesday morning I had my state permit.