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Moving from MA to CT licensing question

Discussion in 'Connecticut Laws' started by EBroughal480, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. EBroughal480

    EBroughal480

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    Born and raised in CT, move to MA 4 years ago. Personal reasons are forcing my move back to CT. I never carried a pistol permit in CT, but now have an LTC in MA so I would need to apply. Would it behoove me to apply for a non-resident first, then change it to a resident when I move? Or should I wait until Im legally residing in CT again to apply? I did a search and could not find an answer. Thanks guys.
     

  2. Rob Boudrie

    Rob Boudrie NES Member

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    If you have time, apply before you move. The permit is the same, just a different address (not like the DPRM where the non-resident permit is a different beast)
     
  3. EBroughal480

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    Is there some sort of process after moving where it needs to be approved by the town I plan on living in?
     
  4. HorizontalHunter

    HorizontalHunter NES Member

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    If you apply has a nonresident you can skip the town and go straight to DESPP. There has been some scuttlebutt that some towns are jerking applicants around.

    When I applied last month I was told the wait was four months.

    Bob
     
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    If you're a resident of CT, you obtain a temporary permit locally, (from your PD or selectman) that's good statewide first, then use that to obtain your five year state issued permit.

    If you're a non-resident, you apply directly to the state for your state issued permit. Once you have your state issued permit in hand, you simply renew it as necessary. If you change your address you notify the SLFU. They tell you to put a label on your existing permit with your new address on it.
     
  6. mu2bdriver

    mu2bdriver NES Member

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    Get your nonresident CT permit now. As others have mentioned there are many unfriendly 2A towns in CT which will hold up the process for any reason they desire. Yes, there is a defined time period where the permit must be processed, but no penalties for the offending municipalities. Yes, you can appeal to the BFPE, but you’ll probably be waiting upwards of 3 years for a hearing. Apply directly with the State via the nonresident process and get your permit before the leaves change color. Once you move into the State, I believe you just need to make an address change with the State on the permit although I’m not certain if new laws changed that.
     
  7. EBroughal480

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    Thanks for the answers. I have a packet I recieved from the DESPP with everything to apply. Will send it in ASAP
     
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    Ensure you take the correct course too as the standard MA LTC course does not qualify. You want the NRA Basic Pistol (with live fire).
     
  9. dcmdon

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    I just thought I'd second the idea of getting a non-res if possible first.
    Unlike a resident permit, its an all state process, with no dependence on a local issuing authority.

    If you move to a town like East Windsor, which is known to turn around applications in 2-3 weeks, the state process will slow you down. If you are moving to Bridgeport (DON'T!!!) then spending the extra money for a non-res first is money well spent.

    Don

    p.s. care to share what town you are moving to? I may be able to provide input.
     
  10. EBroughal480

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    Sorry Don, I did not know that you replied. I moved 2 weeks ago to Windsor Locks. Due to my lack of follow through and the state's lack of ability to actually send the packet I now have to apply as an in state resident. Any knowledge on Windsor Locks and how they process applications?
     
  11. JAD

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    Incidentally, non-resident applicants end up paying less for their permit than resident applicants. In that sense, it's not extra money spent.
     
  12. dcmdon

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    I don't really know. But the towns in that area tend to be pretty good.

    If you use facebook, I suggest you join the CCDL and CT Carry groups.
     

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