PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A
FIREARMS PURCHASER ID CARD AND/OR PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN
FOR QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE HADDONFIELD POLICE DETECTIVE BUREAU AT:
State of New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (S.P. 645)
Must have to purchase any firearm or 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 (each permit is $2.00)
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
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.
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:
Once on the FARS site, click on the button that looks like this to start the application process.
When you log on, you will be prompted to enter the Haddonfield Police Department’s ORI #: N J 0 0 4 1 7 0 0
Complete the online application. Be sure to fill it out accurately and completely.
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 $5 and Permits to Purchase Handguns are $2 per permit. Payment is due prior to your application being processed.
Payment can be made by cash or check. If check, make it payable to: Haddonfield Borough
*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.
***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.
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:
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: