Firearms Permitting Process

Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit Procedures

  • Telephone (908)735-8611, 24/365 and an officer will meet you at Police HQ
  •  Pay the required fee
    1. A non-refundable fee of $5.00 for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (Initial Firearms Purchaser ID card only) and/or $2.00 for each Permit to Purchase a Handgun, payable to the Town of Clinton
    2. The officer taking the fee will provide you with a receipt
    3. The Police Department cannot process your application without first receiving the fee You will be given a website and our ORI #
  • The officer will give you a link to the online application system and the Police Department's ORI#
  • Complete the online application and fingerprinting (if required)
  • An officer will contact you when the investigation is complete

Permits to Carry a Handgun

At this time, Permits to Carry a Handgun are still processed via the paper application. The application and other forms can be found at or availible at Police HQs.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Detective Sergeant Jay Hunter or Patrolman Timothy McGuire at 908-735-8611


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