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Within 90 days of the delay, denial or revocation, submit a written letter and the board's questionnaire to the Board of Firearms Permit Examiners, 20 Trinity St. 5th floor, Hartford, CT 06106, requesting that an appeal be initiated and scheduled for a hearing.

Include your name, address, phone number and date of birth and whether or not you are represented by legal counsel. You are best off using a form letter that matches your circumstances from either the BFPE or from our site.

Be sure to do so within the 90-day period specified in Section 29-32b (b) of the General Statutes; otherwise the Board can not consider your appeal.

If necessary, The Board Secretary will send to you and the issuing authority that you allege has delayed, denied or revoked, requests for information in the form of a questionnaire (if you did not submit the questionnaire with your appeal letter) that the Board Secretary will review in order to obtain facts and information sufficient to schedule a fair and impartial hearing. You will be notified to appear at a hearing, if a hearing is required.

Timely submission of ALL facts requested in the questionnaire will assist in scheduling a timely hearing and prevent your case from being dismissed for or placed on a dormancy list.

See the Board of Firearms Permit Examiner's How do I Appeal for more detailed information including the following sample documents/forms that may be used when one appeals.

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners - Sample Appeal Letter

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners - Form to appeal due to the delay

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners - Letter to local Issuing Authority regarding delay of criminal records

Board of Firearms Permit Examiners - Appellant Questionnaire

Connecticut Carry - Permit Delay Form Letters

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