New Jersey has some of the most restrictive gun laws, comparable to California and New York. New Jersey rates itself as a “May Issue” state and a person must demonstrate a justifiable need to carry a firearm.
It should be known that it’s incredibly difficult to obtain a conceal carry permit in New Jersey, and there are court cases being pushed through because of these restrictions.
Permits are issued to both residents and non-residents. You must be 21 and pass a training course to obtain a firearm.
- Must be at least 21 years old.
- Is a person of good character.
- Has demonstrated he or she is familiar with the safe handling and use of handguns.
- Has demonstrated a justifiable need to carry a handgun.
- Have references from three persons who have known applicant for a minimum of three years.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a permit
- Complete your firearm training course.
- Download the application from under the FORMS tab.
- Obtain three references, must have known the applicant for a minimum of three years
- Complete the application form in triplicate.
- All original copies must be notarized.
- You will need the following documents;
- Completed application form
- Four color passport size photographs
- Completed Consent For Mental Health Search, form
- Submit in writing a justifiable reason for the issuance of a permit to carry a handgun
- Firearms training certificate
- A money order for $50.00 payable to, “Treasurer – State of New Jersey
- Present these to your local state police station.
- Your fingerprints will be taken.
- You will be notified within 60 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
New Permits: $50
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Carry In Vehicle
Carry In State Parks
Carry In Restaurants
No Weapons Signs Enforced
Must Notify Officer