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

Deadly Weapon Offender Registry Unit

Deadly Weapon Offender Registry Unit
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Telephone:  860-685-8465
Fax: 860-685-8005

Any person who has been convicted, or who has been found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect of an offense committed with a deadly weapon and is released into the community on or after January 1, 2014 is required to register in person with the DESPP Commissioner within fourteen (14) calendar days following their release into the community. Registration includes name, identifying factors, criminal history record, residence address, and electronic mail address in accordance with Public Act Number 13-3 as amended by Public Act 13-220. Annually within twenty (20) days of each registration anniversary date, registrants are required to personally appear at a police department or state police troop having jurisdiction where registrants reside to verify and update the contents of their registration.

Any registered deadly weapon offender is required to notify the DESPP Commissioner by completing the Change or Verification of Registration Information Form of any:

1.  Annual verification of registration information;

2.  Name change and/or address change;

3.  Employment, vocation, or student status in another state;

4.  Employment, vocation, or student status at a trade or professional institution or institution of higher learning in Connecticut; or

5.  Electronic mail address or other similar Internet communication address established, changed, or used.

  • DESPP-790-C - Change or Verification of Registration Information (.pdf)
  • DESPP-791-C - Deadly Weapon Offender Advisement of Registration Requirements (.pdf)