PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY FOR A
FIREARMS PURCHASERS ID CARD OR A PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN
FOR QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT THE HADDONFIELD POLICE DETECTIVE BUREAU AT:
OFFICE: 856-429-4700 EXT. 252 - - - EMAIL:
OR THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE FIREARMS UNIT AT: 609-882-2000 EXT. 2060
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 #: NJ0041700
Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:
You must be at least 21 years old to qualify for a permit to purchase a handgun.
1 permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase (each permit is $2).
You may only purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period.
Permits are good for up to 180 days (90 day initial expiration w/ a 90 day renewal).
If you decide you want another handgun permit, but you didn’t apply for more than one initially, you will need to apply again.
You will need to submit payment at the Police Department 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 upon receipt of the FID and/or permit(s).
*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 can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions 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.
***THE FARS SYSTEM MAY NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR ID CARD AND/OR PERMITS WERE APPROVED, BUT THE DOCUMENTS MAY STILL NEED TO BE PREPARED/COMPLETED. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN EMAIL FROM THE DETECTIVE BUREAU NOTIFYING YOU THAT YOUR ID CARD AND/OR PERMITS ARE READY FOR PICK UP. DO NOT CALL OR TO GO TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BEFORE RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION. PICK UPS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms, and frequently asked questions. 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: