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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 and please type in the filliable form, then print it, versus handwriting in the form.
    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.
    2. Enter Lower Township's Municipal Code  - 0505 - in the Municipal Code field.
    3. Phone # field is for YOUR Phone #, not your work phone number.
  • 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 and please type in the filliable form, then print it, versus handwriting in the form.
  • 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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