I received this from my PD today...even though I handed mine in on 11/29......
If you are receiving this letter, you have been affected by the latest change in the Application Process for a Permit to Carry a Handgun in the State of NJ. This is because your application was sent (or about to be sent) to the Morris County Superior Court for approval on 12/22/22 or later. On 12/22/22, with little notice to municipalities, the Morris County Superior Court stopped accepting applications in anticipation of sending the entire process to the municipalities. Nearly a month later the process has been placed in the hands of municipalities.
… so what does this mean to me? The state has made changes to the process.
The Chester Police Department processing your permit in house will be far more streamlined than the previous ten to twelve week(on average) return time for permits sent to them for approval
Gone is the judicial order stating which handguns you qualified with to be carried along with your permit. Now you may carry ANY handgun that you legally own and no longer have to carry a judicial order(letter from the court) with you any time you carry.
You’ve spent the time to already begin the process and my apologies for the delays
The good news is the new changes in the process can be made and your original application can be modified to fulfill the requirements rather than start over from the beginning. Please contact us to set up an appointment to come and speak with me about the changes at your earliest convenience. Thank you in advance for your continued patience in this process.