Connecticut Firearm Bill of Sale
A Connecticut firearm bill of sale (Form DPS-3-C) is a legal document that a vendor has to present to a purchaser when selling a weapon in Connecticut. It establishes that the sale occurred in a legal setting. The form can also be used as evidence of a formal proprietorship change.

Selling a Firearm privately

A private seller has to get an authorization number from the Connecticut Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection, which conducts the requisite background check on the possible purchaser, as stated in CT Gen Stat 29-33(c).

Any person who wants to buy a handgun in Connecticut must first get a Pistol license or a Weapon Eligibility Authorization. As stated in Connecticut General Statutes 53a-217c, a person is barred from purchasing a handgun if he or she:

  • has been sentenced of a crime that's perpetrated before, or after October 1, 2013, or for transgressing either section 21a-279, 53a-58, 53a-61, 53a-61a, 53a-62, 53a-63, 53a-96, 53a-175, 53a-176, 53a-178, or 53a-181d perpetrated on or after October 1, 1994,

  • was found guilty for perpetrating a major juvenile transgression as described in segment 46b-120,

  • has been released from detention in between the last twenty years after being found and declared not guilty of a felony based on mental diseases or defect under section 53a-13,

  • (A) Before October 1, 2013, s/he has been restricted to a psychiatric hospital meant for people with psychiatric incapacities, described in section 17a-496, in the last sixty months by the order of a probate court, or, concerning any person who has been confined in a hospital in between the preceding twelve months and maintains a valid license issued or renewed under the conditions of segment 29-28 or 29-36f in effect before October 1, 2013,

    1. has been volitionally admitted on or after 1st of October 201e at a hospital that is meant for individuals with mental issues described in section 17a-495, in the last six months for the care and treatment of a psychological handicap, not just because s/he is an alcoholic or a drug addict, as those terms are specified in segment 17a-680,

  • Aware that such person is subject to

    1. (A) a restraining or protective order given by a court Connecticut after notice to the person in a case involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another individual; or

(B) a foreign order of protection granted against such individual in a situation involving the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against another person, described in section 46b-15a

  • after giving such individual notice and an opportunity to be heard, understands that such person is subject to a weapons seizure order issued under subsection (d) of section 29-38c,

  • 18 USC 922(g)(4) bans him/her from exporting, moving, owning, or collecting a handgun,

  • is a foreign national who is in the US unlawfully. “Convicted” means having a judgment of conviction entered by a court of competent jurisdiction for this segment.

Getting a Firearm Registered

According to CT Gen Stat 53-202d, all assault-style guns must be registered with the state. CT Gen Stat 29-31 mandates that licensed weapon merchants keep complete records of all weapon sales.

Concealed carry

To carry a concealed handgun within the state of Connecticut, all dwellers must get a Pistol Permit.

How to request a concealed carry

In Connecticut, you have to be twenty-one years old to carry a concealed firearm.

Step 1: Complete a firearms safety training course that is endorsed by Connecticut General Statute 29-28.

Step 2: Fill out and submit a State Permit to Carry Handguns and Revolvers gotten from a Pistol Permit location.

Step 3: Submit your request and pay out the $70 application charges.

Step 4: Begin and complete background scrutiny successfully.

Step 5: In between eight weeks after getting the application, the issuing body will either accept or reject it.


Instead of accepting permits from other states, Connecticut allows any nonresident of the state with a secret (concealed) carry license granted by their home state to request their Pistol License