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421 Main Street South
Southbury, CT 06488
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Temporary Pistol Permit

The guidelines for obtaining both a local and state pistol permit are contained in Connecticut General Statutes §29-28, §29-28a, and §29-29. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and be a legal resident of the Town of Southbury. Persons convicted of a felony or any one of 11 misdemeanor offenses detailed in the statute are ineligible to receive a permit.

Please include the following when applying for a temporary pistol permit:


Proof of US citizenship (Copy of birth certificate or passport)

Copy of Connecticut’s operator’s license showing proof of residency in the Town of Southbury.

Certification of a handgun safety course from a NRA or Police Firearms Instructor (The Town of Southbury policy requires safety course certificates to be dated within 12 months of applying for a temporary permit.)

Two passport size color photos

Check in the amount of $70.00, made payable to “Town of Southbury”

Applicants must bring a completed and notarized application with all the documents listed above to the Southbury Police Department Records Division, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM. Where requested, please bring copies as original documents will not be accepted and copies will not be made.

To schedule an appointment for fingerprints please visit:

Applications are subject to rejection if the applicant is ineligible for any reason as set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes or if any information is developed during the background investigation that shows the applicant should not be allowed to carry a firearm.

You will be notified when your temporary permit is available for pick-up. Processing times vary and may take up to 4 months to complete. For pistol permit related questions, please call the Southbury Police Department Records Division at 203-264-5912, Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM.