Requirements for obtaining a Firearms Identification Card and Permit to Purchase a Handgun in New Jersey are quite rigorous and vary depending on each individual’s situation. Please refer to the New Jersey State Police Website at for further information.

Please email Det. Michael Dollard at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS)

  1. ALL applicants must visit the website
  2. Upon clicking the orange ‘Online S.T.S. 033 Form’ button, type in the ORI number NJ0182000. The ORI number MUST be entered correctly. Failure to enter the proper ORI number will result in your application having to be voided and loss of all money paid.
  3. You can complete the online application utilizing a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. During the application process, you will be asked to provide the email addresses of two (2) reputable references. Please advise your references that they will be sent a questionnaire via email and to answer the questions as soon as possible to help expedite the process.
  4. Following completion of the online application, you must respond to the Warren Township Police Department located at 44 Mountain Blvd Warren, NJ 07059, between 8:30am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday, and provide exact cash or check payment for your Initial Firearms Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permits. Additionally, you must bring a valid form of identification. Initial applicants must also bring a copy their birth certificate or passport.
    Note: Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
  5. Fees (Non-refundable):
    $5 for Initial Firearms ID Card (replacement/change of address cards have no charge)
    $2 for EACH permit
  6. You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process; however, you will be contacted by a Warren Township Police Department representative when your Firearms ID card/Permits to Purchase are ready to be picked up. DO NOT respond to police headquarters based upon an automated email.
    • The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers and email addresses for yourself and references. Investigations will typically be completed in 5-8 weeks.

The falsification of any information on any application or related document is a crime of the third degree under N.J.S. 2C: 39-10.c.

What do I need to purchase a rifle/shotgun and/or ammunition?

A Firearms Identification Card.

What do I need to purchase a handgun?

A Firearms Identification Card and a permit to purchase a handgun for each one you wish to purchase. The permits are valid for 90 days; however you can only by one handgun every 30 days. A onetime extension of the permit(s) can be requested for an additional 90 days from the date of expiration. The extension must be requested prior to the permit(s) expiring.

How long does the process take?

You should plan of the process taking anywhere from six to eight weeks.

Where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?

All fingerprinting for firearms applicants must be conducted by the state contracted vendor, Morphotrak. You must first respond to the Warren Twp. Police Headquarters to obtain the proper forms, and then make an appointment with Morphotrak.

How much does a Firearms Identification Card and permit cost?

Your initial Firearms Identification Card will cost $5.00 and each permit will cost $2.00. A personal check made out to the Warren Twp. Police Department or exact cash will be accepted. Additional fees required by the New Jersey State Police may also apply.

What if I moved from another town in New Jersey to Warren Twp.? Do I need to change my Firearms Identification Card?

Yes. If your legal address has changed to Warren Twp., you must apply for a new Firearms Identification Card from the Warren Twp. Police Department. There is no cost for a change of address card and you do not have to be fingerprinted again.

Where can I find firearms training classes?

Visit to find available and upcoming firearms training classes.

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