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If you would like to schedule an appointment (via online) to be fingerprinted for your pistol permit please click the following link:
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Pistol Permit Instructions(Click Here) «
Monday through Thursday (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM), every 30 minutes. Friday by appointment. You must bring one money order ($70 for the City of Bridgeport) for Pistol Permit applicants only. All fingerprint fees are paid online prior to receiving bar code. Also, no permit applications will be accepted unless all documents are complete and together. NEW: Prior to arriving at the Bridgeport Police Department to be fingerprinted you must complete a pre-enrollment with the state Connecticut Criminal History Request System (CCHRS). Click this link to pre-enroll (CCHRS). Use service code 2C4C-1DA9 where requested. (Note: This service code is only for pistol permits. For the appropriate service code for the permit you are applying for, see the complete list below.) Pay the $88.25 fee online and then print out the pre-enrollment form. You will be required to bring this form with you to your appointment when fingerprinted. Please do not forget to bring your bar code.
(See instructions link above for more information.)
We are not accepting fingerprints done from outside sources and locations. Fingerprints must be conducted at the Bridgeport Police Department.
Permits Office Normal Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday (8:00 AM to 3:30 PM)
For further information regarding permits call 203-581-5263 during the above listed hours.
Fees vary depending on type of permit. Please pick up Permit Application package at Front Desk of Police Department, 300 Congress Street.
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New! Permit applications and other forms are now available in Spanish here:
(Trust Act Compliance 07/14/2020)
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Special Event permits are available for special events such as parades, block parties, demonstrations, and park events. Block Party Permit Fee is $50.
For more information regarding special event permits call 203-581-5260.
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday by appointment only
Closed 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Special Events Application
State of Connecticut police forms may be obtained at this link:
Connecticut DESPP Police Forms and Documents
Other State of Connecticut forms and documents may be obtained at this link:
State of Connecticut Website
CCHRS SERVICE CODE LIST (WHEN USING THE STATE PRE-ENROLLMENT SYSTEM FOR PERMIT FINGERPRINT CHECKS.)
CODE LICENSE TYPE FEE
9FF6-1074 Pawnbroker $88.25
2C4C-1DA9 Pistol Permit $88.25
5DBA-C2AF Precious Metals and Stone Dealer License $88.25
78A8-C8F5 Second Hand Dealer License $88.25
9DC2-AD76 Police Department Ridealong Applicant $75.00
5608-DB3B Town/City Employee (BOE, Other) N/A
562A-FC7E Town Liquor Permit $75.00
122D-190F Town Raffle/Bingo Permit $75.00
1641-3187 Town Solicitor/Peddler Permit $75.00
7910-F78F Town Vendor Permit $75.00
6346-0BEC Town Bazaar Permit $75.00
FE5F-65DE Town Junk or Scrap Dealer $75.00