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Lower Township Police Department
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Drop off completed applications to the Records Department - Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, excluding Holidays. 
No appointments are necessary to drop off your completed application. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR A PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN
Read ALL instructions PRIOR to completing your application

Please Note:  Incomplete, Incorrect or Illegible Applications Will Be Returned and Will Need to be Resubmitted

PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AT TIME OF APPLICATION:

  • Driver’s License and Birth Certificate OR Driver’s License and Passport OR Driver’s License and Naturalization Paperwork/Green Card.
  • Three (3) completed ORIGINAL double-sided State of New Jersey Applications For Permit To Carry A Handgun, form SP642 - signed, dated and notarized, with four (4), 1 ½ x 1 ½ passport size photos of applicant. Download the fillable pdf application at https://www.njsp.org/firearms/pdf/sp-642.pdf
    1. Please list ALL prior names on the application and if more room is needed, write them on a separate piece of paper. If you are a female applicant and have no maiden name, please put N/A next to your last name on the application.
  • Attach 3 of the 4 passport size photos to the applications in the designated area on page 2 (backside) of the application.
  • Completed Consent for Mental Health Records Search Form, however,
    DO NOT SIGN IT. Your signature must be witnessed by police personnel.
    Download the fillable pdf form at https://www.njsp.org/firearms/pdf/sp-066_201907.pdf
  • Written proof of ownership & qualification with handgun(s) you intend on carrying.
  • Proof of ownership can be a purchase receipt or purchase permit or a notarized letter of ownership listing make, model, and serial number of handgun(s).
  • Written qualification must be within six months of application and include Instructors Name and Certification, make, model, caliber and serial number of handgun(s) you intend to carry.
  • Money Order in the amount of $50.00 payable to; “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”
  • Place money order and 4th photo in an envelope for submission.
  • When you drop off your completed application, we will give you a form with a case number to schedule your fingerprint appointment.

Additional Notes from the NJSP:

** ALL APPLICANTS (INITIAL AND RENEWAL) FOR PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN MUST BE FINGERPRINTED.

** THE REQUIRED WRITTEN FIREARMS QUALIFICATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(B), CAN BE OBTAINED AT MOST FIREARM RANGES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. A LIST IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE, https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/shooting-ranges.shtml

** A NEW JERSEY PERMIT TO CARRY IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS FROM TIME OF APPROVAL.

2C:58-4 -  a. Scope of authority.  Any person who holds a valid permit to  carry a handgun issued pursuant to this section shall be authorized to carry a handgun in all parts of this State, except as prohibited by subsection e. of N.J.S.2C:39-5.  One permit shall be sufficient for all handguns owned by the holder thereof, but the permit shall apply only to a handgun carried by the actual and legal holder of the permit.

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