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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

  • An 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 $5 (initial issue only) and Permits to Purchase Handguns are $2 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

Step 1:

Complete three (3) State of New Jersey Applications for Permit to Carry a Handgun, Form SP642.

Click on link for the form - - - https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/pdf/sp-642.pdf

• Have three (3) references endorse these forms. You must have known them for a minimum of three (3) years.

• Have all three (3) applications notarized prior to dropping your application packet off at the Police Department.

Step 2:

Complete the Consent for Mental Health, Form SP066, with your signature witnessed by a Police Department Detective, Officer or Clerk at the time application is submitted. 

Click on link for the form - - - https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/pdf/sp-066.pdf

Step 3:

Written proof of ownership and qualification with the handgun(s) you intend on carrying.

a.     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).

b.     Written qualification must be within six (6) months of application and must include instructor's name and certification number, make, model, caliber, and serial number of handgun(s) with the gun(s) you qualified with.

Step 4:

New proof of fingerprinting from IdentoGO for firearms. This is required for every Permit to Carry application, whether initial or renewal. Fingerprints for firearms completed within six (6) months of submission of your Permit to Carry Application will be accepted, and you will not be required to be fingerprinted again. This must have been within six (6) months of submission of your application.

Click on link for info - - - https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/2F164B

Please be sure to bring the following with you when turning in your completed application packet:

1.     Driver’s License and one of the following:  Birth Certificate, US Passport, or Naturalization Paperwork/Green Card

2.     A money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to: “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”

3.     Four (4) color passport size photographs.

4.     Fingerprint confirmation from IdentoGO (if you haven’t been fingerprinted within 6 months).

5.     Your qualification from a certified instructor.

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

*The required written firearms qualification, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(b) can be obtained at most firearms ranges throughout the state. A list is also available on the NJSP website.

Click on link for info - - - https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/shooting-ranges.shtml

**Once your completed packet and fingerprint response are received, a thorough background check will be completed by this department. When/if your application is approved by the Chief of Police, your packet will be forwarded to Camden County Superior Court for final approval. We will contact you when we receive a final decision from Superior Court.  Please be advised, 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