State Police Headquarters Modified Services/Hours
  • Announcement for New Pistol Permit Applicants Only - 5/26/2021
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Fingerprint Identification Unit will re-open for in person fingerprinting requestsby appointment only. - 6/5/2020
  • Effective June 15, 2020, DESPP-HQ Reports and Records will re-open for in person requestsby appointment only. For information or to schedule your appointment please click HERE - 6/5/2020
  • At this time, pistol permit renewals will continue to be done by mail only.
  • Fingerprinting Limitations and License Expiration/Renewal extensions; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Suspension of requirements for unarmed security guards from other states; view documentHERE- 4/30/2020
  • Still regular business hours for Sex Offender Registry and Deadly Weapons Offender Registry- 4/30/2020
  • No service for guard cards (see Governor Lamont’s Executive Order changes to licensing requirements HERE )- 4/30/2020
  • Individuals will be asked to wait outside until called into the building- 4/30/2020

Special Licensing Hearings

Welcome to the Special Licensing and Firearms Unit (SLFU) Hearings Website. If you have received a letter letting you know that your license (security guard, bail enforcement agent, private detective, or other license issued by the SLFU) has been denied, revoked, or suspended then you must mail or email us your signed and dated decision form to withdraw or ask for a conference and/or hearing within fifteen days. To learn more about the conference and hearings process, please see the below description of how it all works or visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

You may also access the appropriate forms to download, print, and either mail or email to notify the Department of your decisions.


Return signed and dated forms to:


  • Email:
  • Fax:   (860) 685-8611
  • Mail: Legal Affairs Unit, 1111 Country Club Road, Middletown, CT 06457




FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions may be read here: (FAQ)    

Last Date Modified: 01/16/2020