Newington Police Department 

General Information

This online application is for Temporary Pistol Permits only.  If you already have a Temporary Pistol Permit, or you are an Out-of-State Resident, do not submit an application here.  You must apply to the 
Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP).

Temporary Pistol Permits are only valid for sixty (60) days and you must apply to the DESPP for a State Pistol Permit within those sixty days.  Temporary Pistol Permits can not be renewed, so if your permit expires, you will have to apply for another Temporary Permit.  Please check below for full instructions.


To register online, go to and use this Service Code to Pre-Register for a Pistol Permit 4013-969B.  You will be asked to submit payment online during the online registration process.  At the end of the online registration, click "Submit Pre-Enrollment".  A confirmation screen will appear confirming your registration is complete.  This information contains your APPLICANT TRACKING NUMBER.

You must print that page and have it with you in order to submit your application during fingerprinting.  Click HERE for more instructions


In order to get a State Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers you must first obtain a Temporary Permit. Out of state residents may apply for a non-resident Connecticut State Pistol Permit. Non-residents apply directly to the Connecticut State Police.  Call 860-685-8494 to have them mail an application to you.

Temporary Permit applications may only be obtained at the Police Department in your town. Residents of the Town of Newington must apply at the Newington Police Department (NPD).  Other applications are not accepted.  This application contains all the instructions necessary to obtain a permit and it generally takes about sixteen weeks to hear from us by mail.  You will receive a letter confirming or denying your pistol permit from the Chief of Police.

After your temporary permit is issued by your local police departmentyou will have 60 days from the date on the permit to take it to the State Police to obtain your State of CT permit

License to Carry Information

Temporary Pistol Permit Application Procedures/Instructions: must meet ALL requirements

You are required to complete a handgun safety course, which must consist of the NRA's "Basic Pistol Course," before beginning the application process. The NRA's "Home Firearms Safety Course" and "First Steps Pistol Orientation Program" are not approved courses.  Once the proper NRA course has been completed, you will be given an official “certificate” from your instructor as proof of your participation in the required course.  You will need to have this certificate in order to begin the application process.  NRA certificates DO NOT EXPIRE.  

The Class Must be given by a CT approved Firearm Instructor

Live fire is also required.  Computer-generated programs, dry-fire, plastic bullets, air guns or any other simulated shooting tools, are not acceptable.  Students must fire a semi-automatic pistol or revolver.   

Any questions should be referred to the CT State Special Licensing and Firearms Unit. 

Temporary Pistol Permit Application Instructions:

Complete the online application and schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.  Once you submit the application, you must print out the application and have it NOTARIZED (Notary Public Officials are located at Banks, Public Libraries, Town Clerk Offices, Justice of the Peace Officiants, and select individuals certified as a Notary Public).  You MUST bring the notarized application to your fingerprint appointment.

You must bring the following items to your fingerprint appointment:


2. NRA Certificate signed by instructor 

3. Driver’s license 

If you were not born in the U.S., please bring naturalization (citizenship) papers in addition to your license. A Green card or Passport is also acceptable. If you served in the military, please provide DD-214 papers.

Completed applications will be accepted on Tuesdays from 10:00-2:00 and Thursdays from 5:00-7:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  During that appointment you will be fingerprinted.  

Once your application and fingerprints have been submitted it will be about 16 wks. before the results come back.   You will be notified by mail with a letter of Approval or Denial.  If NPD is open to the public, you will be able to pick up your permit in the Records Division.  If NPD is still closed due to COVID restrictions, we will mail it to you.  IF BY MAIL - you will receive 2 copies of your permit.  The original  is yours to take to the State Police, and the copy has to be signed by you and returned to the Newington Police Records Division using the enclosed stamped, self-addressed envelope 

Next you will secure your STATE OF CT PERMIT with the State Police at one of the three STATE POLICE LOCATIONS.  You will have 60 days from the date on your Temporary Permit to obtain your State Permit. 

To obtain your State Permit you will need to bring the following 4 items: Temporary Permit, passport or birth certificate, photo ID, and exact cash OR a check for $70.00 made payable to Treasurer, State of CT (personal checks are accepted).  The State Police will issue your Permanent Pistol Permit.



For More Information, Contact:

Newington Police Department
300 Garfield Street
Newington, CT 06111

Phone: 860-666-8445
Fax: 860-667-8430

For Technical Support, Contact:

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