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


Any transaction involving explosives either for demolition, storage, transporting and registering vehicles for transporting explosives are pursuant to regulations concerning Chapter 541 Section 29-34 through 29-355 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

State License for Operation of a vehicle transporting explosives requires a reference from your employer, two (2) photographs (1 1/2" X 1 1/2") taken within the past three months and two (2) forms of identification, a letter from the Chief of Police, in the event that your town does not have a Chief of Police a reference letter of reference regarding character is required.

Licenses and Permits for these types of transactions are as set below:

DPS-Stuex Explosives Blasters License

Duplicate Blasters License (Please call for information)
SP-913-c Application for State License for Operation of Vehicle Transporting Explosives
DPS-1003-c Explosives Transport Vehicle
Local Storage Magazine -- (Storage Container) No Fee is charged, this Agency inspects the container to insure safety regulations are upheld.


For additional information contact:

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Special Licensing and Firearms Unit
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, CT 06457

Telephone (860) 685-8000