The Connecticut General Statutes prescribe a rather strict timeline for the pistol
permit process. This timeline is dictated by CGS29-28a
and CGS29-29. The deadlines described in these statutes
give your local issuing authority "5 days" from the date you submit
your application with fingerprints until they must submit your fingerprints to the
State Police Bureau of Identification (SPBI). Once your FBI report is received
back from the SPBI, the local issuing authority has "one week" to
issue an approval or denial.
The entire process is required to take no more than 8 weeks by statute.