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
State of New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (S.P. 645)
Must have to purchase any firearm or ammunition
Good for the purchase of long guns - rifles, shotguns
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 old to qualify for a permit to purchase a handgun
1 permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase (each permit is $2.00)
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)
All permits applied for on/after 10/01/2020 will be E Permits
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 #: NJ0041700
Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
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: