• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Updated 8/17/2021


*New Pre-enrollment Pistol Permit Process*

The applicant must log onto https://ct.flexcheck.us.idemia.io/cchrspreenroll and type in the 8-digit service code which is B517-72D3. You will then click the Submit button which will bring you to the next page confirming the information for the Service Code you entered is correct. You will then click "YES" button stating the information is correct and proceed to the next page. 

The Next page is the Registration Page which is where you will fill in all of your demographics. The Mandatory fields you are required to complete are marked in Blue, and have Bolded headings with an Asterisk(*). Once this step is complete you will click the button on the bottom right of the screen to "Submit Pre-Enrollment".

The next page is payment to the State of Connecticut for the processing fee. 

Upon completion an Applicant Tracking Number you will be generated which you will need to print out along with the Pre-Enrollment Confirmation in order to be fingerprinted. If the Pre Enrollment process is not completed and both pieces of paperwork are not provided to the person doing the fingerprinting, you will be turned away from being fingerprinted until this part of the process is complete. 

Note: You MUST pre-enroll BEFORE your fingerprint appointment. 

 In order to ensure greater efficiency and quality control, the New London Police Department will implement a change in the submission portion of the Department’s current pistol permit application process. The change will become effective on August 5th, 2020.


New London temporary pistol permit applications will only be accepted for submission on Wednesday and Friday at the New London Police Department from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on holidays.  


Pistol Permit Process

Pistol Permit applications can be picked up at the New London Police Department at any time.


Connecticut General Statutes mandate a single permit system within the State of Connecticut. The Chief of Police will issue a 60-day Temporary State Permit, valid in the State of Connecticut to carry (but not to purchase) firearms.  For further statutory information, see Chapter 529 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Items required at the time of submission of Pistol Permit Application are:

  1. Application for Permit to Carry Pistols and Revolvers (DPS-799-C) Application must be notarized.
  2. Completed fingerprint card (State Applicant card DPS-125-C). Fingerprinting services are now contracted through Biometric Identification Services (860)-345-2331.
  3. Photograph of applicant (no group photos), preferably passport-sized
  4. Copy of birth certificate, US Passport or other proof of lawful U.S. residency
  5. Copy of certified NRA Basic Pistol Course or an acceptable equivalent. The course must contain “live fire,” and student must fire a semi-automatic pistol or  revolver. The NRA’s Home firearms safety course and “First Steps Pistol Orientation Program” are not approved. Must also include copy of instructor’s card from NRA.
  6. Copy of DD-214 if applicant has ever served in the US military

The local process takes at least eight weeks, dependent upon the state and federal response time of your fingerprint-supported background check.   Once the background check is complete, we will contact you to schedule a suitability interview with the Commander of the Investigative Services Division. Once the Chief has signed your temporary permit, you will then be contacted when you may pick it up.  At the time you pick up your permit from the police department, you must submit a certified check or money order for $70.00 to the City of New London.

You will be supplied a list of locations and schedules to obtain your five-year permit from the State of ConnecticutAt that time, you must submit $70.00 to DPS.  Along with the funds, you must bring your temporary permit and proof that you are legally and lawfully in the U.S. (i.e., birth certificate, passport, citizenship or immigration papers).  Your photograph and signature will be taken at the State permit locationDepartment contact for pistol permit application submission is Joyce Brown, Investigative Services Secretary 860-447-5278.