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Firearms Permits

PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A
FIREARMS PURCHASER ID CARD, PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN and/or PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN

FOR QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE HADDONFIELD POLICE DETECTIVE BUREAU
OFFICE:  856-429-4700 EXT. 252  - - -  EMAIL:  FIREARMS@HADDONFIELD-NJ.GOV

State of New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (S.P. 645)

  • Must have to purchase any firearm or handgun ammunition

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for a Firearms Purchaser ID card

  • Good for the purchase of long guns - - - rifles, shotguns

  • Firearms ID cards are E FID cards - - - you will not be issued a physical card

State of New Jersey Permit to Purchase a Handgun & Form of Register (S.P. 671)

  • Must have to purchase a handgun, along with Firearms ID card

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to qualify for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun

  • 1 permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase

  • You may only purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period

  • Permits are good for up to 180 days (90 day initial expiration w/ 90 day renewal)

  • Permits are E Permits - - - you will not be issued a paper permit 

State of New Jersey Permit to Carry a Handgun (S.P. 642)

  • You must already have been approved for an NJ Firearms Purchaser ID card

  • You must be at least 21 years of age to qualify for a Permit to Carry a Handgun

  • A NJ Permit to Carry a handgun is valid for two years from the date of approval

Before applying, you must ensure that the residential address of your New Jersey driver's license matches the address on your application.  HPD will conduct an address verification.  The application cannot be processed if those addresses are different.  If you have different residential and mailing addresses for your NJ driver's license, the mailing address is not valid for the firearms application.

Process for applying for a Firearms ID card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun

Step 1:

Visit the New Jersey State Police Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS) website.

You can click on the link or you MUST enter the site address as follows:

https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars

 

Once on the FARS site, click on the button that looks like this                                       to start the application process.

Step 2:

When you log on, you will be prompted to enter the Haddonfield Police Department’s ORI #:     NJ0041700

Step 3:

Complete the online application. Be sure to fill it out accurately and completely.

Step 4:

You will need to submit a non-refundable fee to the Police Department to process your application for your Firearms ID and/or permit(s).  Firearms ID cards are $50 (initial issue only) and Permits to Purchase Handguns are $25 per permit.  These fees are in addition to any charged by the State for the application or fingerprinting.  Payment is due prior to your application being processed and can be made by cash, check or money order.  

If using a check or money order, make it payable to:  Haddonfield Borough

Payments can be mailed or dropped off at police headquarters at any time.  You must bring exact change.

 

*You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this process from the FARS system.

*Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references must complete the questions online. Please advise them to complete them immediately to progress your background investigation.

*The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers and email addresses for yourself and references.

**FINGERPRINTING WILL BE CONDUCTED BY A STATE-AUTHORIZED CONTRACTOR.  YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY THE FARS SYSTEM REGARDING LOCATIONS AND FEES.  YOU MAY ALSO CLICK ON THE LINK FOR INFORMATION.

https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/2F164B

***THE FARS SYSTEM WILL NOTIFY YOU WHEN/IF YOUR APPLICATION IS APPROVED.  YOU WILL RECEIVE A LINK TO ACCESS YOUR E FIREARMS ID CARD.  IF YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR FID CARD AND HAVE APPLIED ONLY FOR PERMITS, THE APPROVAL EMAIL WILL SERVE AS THE NECESSARY DOCUMENT FOR HANDGUN PERMIT EXECUTION.  YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM THE DETECTIVE BUREAU ADVISING YOUR DOCUMENTS ARE READY.  DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL ASKING FOR AN UPDATE ON YOUR APPLICATION.  YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE.  THE ONLY REASON YOU MAY HAVE TO APPEAR AT THE PD IS TO PAY A FEE OR COMPLETE SOME SPECIFIC REQUEST MADE BY THE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATOR.

 

ALLOW FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED.

Process for applying for a Permit to Carry a Handgun 

**As of September 15, 2023, new protocol was implemented for firearms training/qualification**

Please review the following documents for information:

 

 

 

Step 1:

Visit the New Jersey State Police Concealed Carry Permits website, utilizing the following link:

Concealed Carry Permits (njportal.com)

FULLY read the Service Information and what you will need for submitting your application before proceeding. 

(Note that the photograph requirement is a Passport style color photograph, civilian attire only, no hat or sunglasses, 2"x 2" with a light background.  A selfie is NOT acceptable).  

If/when you have confirmed that you have all of the necessary documents and information, click on the button that looks like this:                                                              

Step 2:

When you log on, you will be required to enter the Haddonfield Police Department’s ORI #: NJ0041700

Complete the online application.  Be sure to fill it out accurately and completely. 

Step 3:

You will need to submit a non-refundable fee to the Police Department to process your application for a Permit to Carry a Handgun.  The fee is $150.00.  This fee is in addition to any fee(s) charged by the State for the application and/or fingerprinting.  Payment is due prior to your application being processed and must be made via money order, made payable to:  Haddonfield Borough

Payment can be mailed or dropped off at police headquarters. 

  

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

**Once your application and all required documentation is received, a thorough background check will be completed by this department. When your background investigation is completed and your application is approved or denied, we will contact you.  Please note, this process may take a few months to complete.

The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws,          transportation of firearms, and frequently asked questions.

Firearms Unit Phone Number:  609-882-2000 EXT. 2060

The site can be found by following this link:

http://www.njsp.org/firearms/index.shtml

             Additional Firearms Forms and Information

The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives provides additional information on Federal firearms and explosive laws via the following link:

https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers

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