Firearm Applications

You must be 18 to apply for a Firearms ID Card and 21 to obtain handgun permits.


Firearms Applications are now being processed electronically online, via the New Jersey State Police Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS). At this time, Permit to Carry applications are not available in FARS and must be submitted using in paper form. See the "Permit to Carry" section below for instructions.


FARS provides access to the following applications:


  • Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card - $50.00
  • Replacement or Updated Firearms Purchaser ID Card - $50.00
  • Permit to purchase a Handgun - $25.00 each

PLEASE BE ADVISED, THE PRICES ON THE FARS SYSTEM MAY NOT BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THE CURRENT LAW AND THE ABOVE PRICING. AS A RESULT, THE ACTUAL COST REFLECTED ON YOUR GENERATED RECEIPT MAY NOT BE ACCURATE.


The FARS website can be accessed through the below link:

www.njportal.com/NJSP/FARS


You will also need to enter the Woolwich Township Police Department’s

ORI Number: NJ0082400


You will also need to enter the following personal information:


  • Full Legal Name
  • Social Security Number
  • Drivers License Number
  • State Bureau of Investigation Number (SBI #) (if applicable – returning firearms applicants)
  • Valid phone numbers and email address for you
  • Names, phone numbers, and valid email address of 2 personal references

After the final submission, print both the confirmation page and application at the end of the process. This is for quick reference in the event of any issues.


If approved, you will receive an email from the NJ State Police indicating the status of your application. This does not mean that your Firearm's ID Card and/or Permits are availble for pickup.


You will be contacted by the Woolwich Township Police Department to arrange making payment for your initial Firearms ID card (FID), and/or Pistol Purchase Permit(s). Your Firearm's ID Card and/or Permits wil not be issued until payment has been made.


We now accept online payments, through the Woolwich Township Payment Portal.



Permit to Carry

The following instructions are the same for initial and renewal applications for a Permit to Carry a handgun.


YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON


Out of State Resident – apply at a non-toll road State Police Barracks closest to your residence.


In State Resident – apply to your local police department (State Police patrolled areas apply to local Barracks.)


Woolwich Township Police Department’s ORI: NJ0082400


The service code on the Identigo Fingerprint Application is 2f164b. Enter "CARRY" for the case number / reason code.


The following items are needed to submit your application:


  1. Driver’s License and Birth Certificate OR Driver’s License and Passport OR Driver’s License and Naturalization Paperwork/Green Card
  2. Two (2) State of New Jersey Applications For Permit To Carry A Handgun, form SP642. Must be double sided and notarized.
  3. You will also need to print out a second copy of page 2, of the form SP642, to include a fourth reference. Please note, references can no longer be relatives or members of the applicant's household.
  4. Four (4) color passport size photographs.
  5. Consent for Mental Health Search, form SP066.
  6. You MUST be fingerprinted by IDENTOGO, prior to submitting your application. A receipt or confirmation that you were fingerprinted, shall be submitted with your application.
  7. Written proof of ownership and qualification with the handgun(s) you intend on carrying.
    • Proof of ownership can be a purchase receipt or purchase permit or a notarized letter of ownership listing make, model, and serial number of handgun(s).
    • Written qualification must be within six (6) months of application and include Instructors Name and Certification, make, model, caliber and serial number of handgun(s) you intend to carry.
  8. Money Order in the amount of $50.00 payable to; “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”
  9. Money Order, payable to the "Township of Woolwich", or payment through our Payment Portal, in the amount of $150.00

THE REQUIRED WRITTEN FIREARMS QUALIFICATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(B), CAN BE OBTAINED AT MOST FIREARM RANGES THROUGH OUT THE STATE. A LIST IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE, WWW.NJSP.ORG > PUBLIC INFORMATION > FIREARMS INFORMATION > NEW JERSEY SHOOTING RANGES FOR RPO QUALIFICATION.

A NEW JERSEY PERMIT TO CARRY IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS FROM TIME OF APPROVAL.

IF ANY OF THE PRECEDING IS NOT COMPLETE OR INCORRECT THE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED AND YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY



Application Forms

Below are the New Jersey State Police fillable forms which can be filled out on your computer and saved to your hard drive and/or printed out.



If you should have any questions or concerns, you can call the Woolwich Township Police Department at 856-467-1667 or email Police Clerk Nicole Duignan at nduignan@woolwichtwp.org.