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Pistol Permits Office Hours and Information

 Monday thru Thursday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Closed Friday.

For further information regarding pistol permits call 203-581-5263 during the above listed hours.

Please Note:

  • The ATN Applicant Transaction Number received from the State is NOT the Pistol Permit Application. 
  • Bridgeport Police Department does NOT accept electronic pistol permit applications. Applications must be submitted in person, by appointment only. 
  •  The 60 Day Temporary Pistol Permit Application must be submitted in person (directly to a staff member), at the Permits window, at 300 Congress Street. By appointment only. To schedule a fingerprinting appointment with the Bridgeport Police Department
  • You MUST be a Bridgeport Resident to apply for a 60 Day Temporary Pistol Permit.
  • Pistol Permit applications can only be submitted by appointment. Pistol Permits applications must be submitted prior to being given a code for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting will be completed at appointment, after application is submitted.
  • The Fee for a Pistol Permit is $70.00, paid by money order or certified bank check.
  • Pistol Permit Applications can only be submitted by appointment. To schedule a fingerprinting appointment with the Bridgeport Police Department
  • Fingerprinting for Pistol Permits is done after application submission, at appointment.
  • Please note if you are submitting an NRA Certificate the course certificate must be within 5 years of the date of application submission. As of July 1st, 2024- The course certificate date must be within 2 years of the date of the application submission to be accepted by Statute. 

    As of May 1st,2024, Pistol Permit Candidates will be required to obtain a ATN tracking ID at your fingerprint appointment, at the time of appointment, upon submitting your completed application, Bridgeport Police Department will provide you the code needed for fingerprinting. If your application is not complete and any documents are missing, you will have to reschedule your appointment. Payment for the State of Connecticut is $75, and the FBI is $13.25 and will be processed through this website. (Please bring a credit card to your appointment to complete the enrollment process. The City of Bridgeport will still require a payment of $70 the day you submit your pistol permit application in the form of a money order, or a bank check made payable to: CITY OF BRIDGEPORT. NO personal checks, cash, or credit cards are accepted. Once the above package and paperwork has been gathered, you will make an appointment by going to the following website:

    Paperwork will not be accepted incomplete. Fingerprints for pistol permit can only be done at the Bridgeport Police Department. Pistol Permit Application can only be submitted at the time of fingerprinting appointment. You will be required to bring a credit card, completed notarized application and all supporting documents, your driver's license and fingerprinting payment with you to your appointment. 

Pistol Permit Application and Forms

To Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment (via online) to be fingerprinted at Bridgeport Police Department, please click the following link:

To schedule a fingerprinting appointment with the Bridgeport Police Department 

Public Notice-Applications to Carry Pistols and Revolvers

On 6/6/2023, Public Act 23-53 (House Bill 6667) was signed into Connecticut law. Sales of so-called “other” and “pre-ban” weapons, unless pursuant to an exception, are now prohibited. Follow the link to File No 841 with the final text and summary of each section. File No. 841

Posted in compliance with Public Act 23-53, effective Oct 1, 2023

Under the State of Connecticut General Statutes, citizens have:

  • A right to request and obtain an application to apply for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver.
  • A right to submit an application for a permit to carry a pistol or revolver no more than one week after their request to do so.
  • A right to be informed, in writing, of the result of their application to carry a pistol or revolver within eight (8) weeks of the submission of the application.
  • A right to file an appeal in the event of a denial of a permit for the carrying of a pistol or revolver.
  • A state and federal constitutional right to own, possess and carry a firearm for the protection of the individual’s home or family as the individual so lawfully chooses.

Fingerprinting Services

  • For further information on fingerprinting services call 203-581-5201 during the normal hours of operation (8:00 AM to 3:30 PM).
  • Fingerprinting services are available for work-related background checks, pistol permits, and sexual offender registration. An appointment is required for fingerprinting.  Fingerprinting Appointment with the Bridgeport Police Department (click here). 
  • For Fingerprinting (not pistol permit) requestor must have ATN (barcode) supplied by requesting agency. Ex. If employee is getting fingerprinting, employer must supply employee with barcode (ATN). Bridgeport Police Department does not supply fingerprinting codes. 
  • By law, a sexual offender has only a five-day period within which to register.
  • The Fee for a Pistol Permits is $70.00 paid by money order or bank check.
  • The fee for fingerprinting ATN barcode for a pistol permit is paid online by credit card (when state barcode is processed) Please pick up Pistol Permit Application package at the Front Desk of the Bridgeport Police Department, 300 Congress Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. 

State of Connecticut Police forms may be obtained at this link:

Other State of Connecticut forms and documents may be obtained at this link: