First, please download the instructional sheet here Instruction Sheet.docx
Please note that you CANNOT apply for a permit to carry a handgun electronically, you MUST compete the paper application and submit it to your local law enforcement agency. The application can be downloaded from the New Jersey State Police website HERE.
You must apply in person and meet with Sgt. John Schauder to turn over your application and relevant documents. Do not call the police department with questions until you download and read the instruction sheet and complete application from the above links and call 973-428-2515 to schedule your appointment.
If you received a Permit to Carry a Handgun which was issued from the Superior Court and you want to add a handgun to the list of weapons you can carry, you must come to the Police Station and submit a new application with the new guns. You will not need to get fingerprinted again or pay any additional fees. Your new permit will be issued with the original expiration date; however, will be signed by the Hanover Township Chief of Police.
Please download this document for information on where you can and cannot carry your handgun once you receive your Permit to Carry.
Please note: N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(b) states "[e]ach applicant shall demonstrate a thorough familiarity with the safe handling and use of handguns by indicating in the space provided therefore on the application form, and on any sworn attachments thereto, any relevant information. Thorough familiarity with the safe handling and use of handguns may be evidenced by:
- completion of a firearms training course substantially equivalent to the firearms training approved by the Police Training Commission as described by N.J.S.A. 2C:39-6j; OR
- Submission of an applicant's most recent handgun qualification scores utilizing the handgun(s) he or she intends to carry as evidenced by test firings administered by a certified firearms instructor of a police academy, a certified firearms instructor of the National Rifle Association, or any other recognized certified firearms instructor; OR
- Completion of a course or test in the safe handling of a handgun administered by a certified firearms instructor of a police academy, a certified firearms instructor of the National Rifle Association, or any other recognized certified firearms instructor; OR
- Passage of any test in this State's laws governing the use of force administered by a certified instructor of a police academy, a certified instructor of the National Rifle Association, or any other recognized certified firearms instructor.
As more information becomes available to us through the New Jersey Attorney General, the New Jersey State Police, and the Morris County Prosecutor's Office we will update this page.