Pistol Permits

Local (Temporary) Pistol Permit

Instructions: Complete the application. Have the application notarized and signed prior to fingerprinting and return it to Resident Trooper. Notaries are available at the Preston Town Hall or any bank. The following must accompany the application:

  • NRA Certificate
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Driver’s License, Photo Identification or Passport


The following fees will be due prior to fingerprinting:

Note - must be three (3) individual money orders, certified or personal checks

  • $15 payable to “Treasurer - State of CT” 
  • $13.25 payable to “Treasurer - State of CT”  
  • $75 payable to “Treasurer - State of CT”


Once these steps are completed, contact Troop E in Montville (860-848-6500 Ext. 5) and request Preston Resident Trooper (Troopers Armando Bettini or Kalen Brown) for a fingerprint appointment: OR you can go to Troop E at 8 AM, 4 PM or 12 AM to have your fingerprints taken.


The completed packet (along with money orders or certified checks) will then have to be reviewed by the Preston Resident Trooper's Office. Pending there are no problems, your fingerprints will be sent over for processing. Processing will take approximately 8-12  weeks from date of fingerprinting. After the process period contact the Selectmen’s Office (Nancy Musa at 860-887-5581, Ext. 101) to see if it has been received or you will be contacted. Upon receipt and approval, you will need to submit: 

$70- payable to “Town of Preston" (Cash or personal check is acceptable)- this is for your local temporary permit.

State Permit

Once your local permit is completed, you will need to apply for your State Permit. The fee for your State Permit is $70 payable to "Treasurer - State of CT." You must apply for your State Permit within sixty (60) days from the date on your Local Temporary Permit or you will have to re-apply from the local level. For your State Permit, you can contact either DESPP in Middletown at 860-685-8290; or Troop E in Montville at 860-848-6539.

Pistol Permit Application...