Check the box at the top of the form to indicate that you are applying to purchase a handgun and enter the number of permits you are seeking. Pistol permits are initially valid for ninety days and may be renewed for an additional ninety days.
Form SP-66 in Duplicate
This is the Consent for Mental Health Records Search which allows authorities to check and see if you were ever institutionalized.
This must be completed online. Visit the New Jersey State Police site and review the Criminal History Record Request page, complete the Online form 212A. The ORI for Livingston is NJ0071000.
You will need one permit for each handgun you wish to purchase. This is payable to the Township of Livingston by check or money order.
Note: You cannot combine fees in one payment. Payment to the township must be separate from payment to the state.
If you are seeking a Permit to Carry a Handgun: A permit to carry is required for any handgun—concealed or not—and it must be renewed every 2 years. Only one permit needs to be obtained for all such handguns.
In addition to meeting the requirements of the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Permit to Purchase a Handgun, you must also:
• supply proof of your familiarity with handguns • include endorsements from three individuals attesting to your good moral character and ability to exercise self-control • have a “justifiable need to carry a handgun” • provide a description and serial number for every handgun you intend to carry
Issuance of this permit is almost completely discretionary and New Jersey has a policy of strictly limiting permits to “persons specifically employed in security work…and to others who can establish an urgent necessity for carrying guns for self-protection.”
You must complete a State of New Jersey Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun (form SP-642) in triplicate. All references must know the applicant for a minimum of three years prior to the date of the application.