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You must live inside New Haven City limits to obtain a permit at the New Haven Police Department.

Firearms Permit Application Process
**Note: Please use a desktop computer to complete each step, mobile devices and tablets are not set up to complete the steps properly**

Step 1:  Complete the online application at https://firearms.ariesportal.com/  At the end of the application, you will receive directions on how to schedule electronic fingerprinting (step 2) and payment of state fee. 

Step 2:  Schedule electronic fingerprinting through MorphoTrust.

Step 3:  After your fingerprints are complete, bring your Application Number & receipt from MorphoTrust to your local law enforcement agency for approval and local fee payment.

Step 4:  Your application will be electronically transferred to ISP for final review.  If your application is approved, your permit will be sent to you via U.S. Mail.  If your application is rejected, you will be notified via U.S. Mail and will receive instructions on how to file an appeal. 


HANDGUN LICENSING FEE SCHEDULE (Effective October 1, 2014)


License Type


Local Fee

Cash or personal check

State Fee

Pay online

Fingerprint Fee

Pay online or money order

Four Year Personal



$5 Refundable*


$30+1.62 online fee


Lifetime Personal


No Current License


$30 Refundable*


$75+2.52 online fee


Lifetime Personal


Current Valid License


$30 Refundable*


$60+2.22 online fee


Retired Law Enforcement


Not Provided in Law Fee Exempt


Corrections Officer

Not Provided in Law Fee Exempt


Firearms Dealer

Not Provided in Law Fee Exempt


*A portion of the local fee is refundable if a license is not issued. The entire state fee is refundable if no license is issued.

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