Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 86:72 as Sec. 3-13 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Paintball guns and potato cannons — See Ch. 279.
Trap shooting and target practice — See Ch. 389.

§ 162-1 Discharge, firing and use prohibited.

The discharge, firing or use of any gun, pistol, firearm or weapon of any description whatsoever at any place whatsoever in the Township is hereby specifically prohibited.

§ 162-2 Use for sport, recreation and protection of property at discretion of Council.

The Township Council may, upon proper application being made to the Township Council, give specific permission to a person for limited periods of time in certain places of the Township to discharge or use a gun, pistol, firearm or weapon in the Township for sport, recreation or the protection of property. The granting or denial of any permission under this section shall be in the complete and sole discretion of the Township Council.

§ 162-3 Application for permit; duration of permit.

A. 
Any person desiring to make application under § 162-2 for the specific permission shall file with the Police Department of the Township a proper application for same provided by the Police Department at Police Headquarters. This application will then be investigated by the Police Department, and its recommendations will then be made available to the Township Council at the next regular meeting of the Township Council, at which time the Township Council will take action on the application. No permission will be given unless the applicant specifically states in the application where the discharge, firing or use of the gun, pistol, firearm or weapon is to take place and for what period of time and if on land other than land owned by the applicant. The applicant must then accompany his application with specific written permission from the owner or owners of the land set forth in the application, and each application shall be accompanied by a photograph of the applicant.
B. 
All firearm permits shall be for a period of one year from May 1 to April 30, and all permits issued on and after May 1 in any one year shall expire on April 30 of the following year.
[Amended 12-20-2005 by Ord. No. 2005:31]

§ 162-4 Exceptions.

Excepted from this chapter are the following:
A. 
Individuals using premises licensed by the Township for the purpose of discharging or using any gun, pistol, firearm or weapon.
B. 
All persons authorized by the statutes of New Jersey to carry firearms in the performance of their official duties.

§ 162-5 Violations and penalties.

Any person or persons discharging, firing or using any gun, pistol, firearm or weapon of any description whatsoever contrary to the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine as stated in Chapter 1, § 1-17. The court may also, in its discretion, suspend the permit of any person convicted hereunder.