By Bailey Wright
SOUTHINGTON — The police department resumed pistol permit applications starting Monday, June 1.
Anyone who applied for pistol permits before the COVID-19 outbreak should receive a phone call from the Records Division to make an appointment to pick up their permit, police said. Appointments are required.
When visiting the police station, police ask people to bring photo identification and wear a face covering.
Appointments can also be made online, by visiting the Southington Police Department’s website and clicking the “pistol permit” icon.
Starting the week of June 8, police will also resume fingerprinting for pistol permit applications and accepting new applications. Fingerprinting will be done by appointment only.
People who need to be fingerprinted are required to bring their own face covering and wear it in the building at all times. They are asked to go to the west side of the building, where the sally port is located. Only the applicant will be allowed in the building.
Police will also require people to wear a face shield, which they will provide unless the person comes with their own.
Applicants’ temperature will be checked upon entering the police station, prior to fingerprints being taken. The person’s temperature must be under 100.4 Fahrenheit to proceed.
The applicant must bring and present their identifications and the pistol permit application must be complete with all necessary copies made prior to arrival, police said in a statement. Social distancing markers will be set up for those in line.
Appointments are available during the following times: Thursday, June 4 and every Thursday through July 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 13 and every Saturday through the end of June from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sunday, June 14 and every Sunday through the end of June from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. No fingerprints will be processed on the weekend of July 4, according to police.
More information on other fingerprinting and the drug drop box will be released soon on the police department’s social media and website, they said.
This only applies to pistol permit applications. Fingerprinting for other applications will be available in the near future.