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Temporary Pistol Permit

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 Mayor'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.

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


Required Documents:

  • Completed notarized 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. Pre-enroll at the site below:

You will need to enter the pistol permit Service Code given to you at the time of Application submission: A325-7191

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: Bring the sheet with the barcode and your applicant tracking number to the Putnam Town Hall Mayor's office. When your background check is complete, the Mayor's office will send out your 60-day Temporary Pistol Permit.

If you have any questions, contact Denise Geeza, Executive Assistant @ 860-963-6800, ext 100

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday –8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 Putnam. This Temporary Permit is effective for 60 days. Within 60 days, you must apply to the DESPP for the State Permit.

Pistol Permit Application

Privacy Requirements