Firearms Purchasing Permits & I.D. Cards
The State of New Jersey has instituted a new online firearms application and registration system (F.A.R.S.). Now, when applying for a firearms purchase permit and/or firearms ID card, the entire application is online. Before starting application, please read this entire webpage:
To apply, you will need the following information:
- Valid New Jersey driver’s license number
- Social Security Number (S.S.N.)
- State Bureau of Investigation (S.B.I.) number. (If you do not have this, you will assigned a number as part of this application)
- Old Bridge Township Police O.R.I. number: NJ0120900
- Valid email address(s) for yourself and your references
Effective Monday, March 25, 2019, all applications must be submitted online through the Firearms Application Registration System (F.A.R.S.).
To start a NEW application, click HERE
Applicants: Please make sure of the accuracy and completeness of any information you enter on the application. Only “Official Names” can be used. You cannot utilize simplified versions such as “Joe” for “Joseph”. References are contacted by email so be sure the email addresses you enter are accurate, including your own, as this is the email address you will receive your confirmation number and status updates through. Applicants will have an opportunity to review all the entered information before clicking “submit”. After clicking “submit”, you will receive a confirmation number which is unique to each application. Please record this number or print the page. The confirmation number is how we track each application so we can answer any questions you may have. If applying for both a Firearms ID Card and Pistol Purchase Permit(s), please do so together on one application. If you submit several subsequent applications, each receives a different confirmation number and we cannot combine them.
Fee(s): In order to process the application, we must receive the permit and/or ID card fees prior to proceeding with the application as per New Jersey Administrative Code N.J.A.C. 13:54. The fees have remained the same ($2.00 per pistol purchase permit and $5.00 for a Firearms I.D. Card). The confirmation number you received should appear on any checks or money orders we receive in connection with your application. When we are able to receive online payments for our fees, you will need to enter the confirmation number so that we can assign payments received to a specific application.
These fees are still currently collected by Records personnel at Police Headquarters and are non-refundable. Until such time that an online means of payment can be received by the town, this step is required and must take place before we can move forward and begin to process any firearms related applications. We apologize for the inconvenience.
To pay the required per permit and/or Firearms ID Card fee, click HERE. (Note: currently we are only accepting payment in person at Old Bridge Police Records Dept. We are now working to get this completed online.)
Fingerprints: If you have been fingerprinted in the past for firearms and have a New Jersey State Bureau of Investigation (S.B.I.) number, you will no longer need to be fingerprinted every two years. You just need to enter your S.B.I. number in the appropriate field. Your S.B.I. number appears on your current Firearms I.D. Card.
If this is your first time applying and/or you have no S.B.I. number, you will need to make an appointment with “Identigo” to be fingerprinted. The new online system, (F.A.R.S.), will auto-fill a form for you to take with you to get fingerprinted. The information on where to go is on the form. You will need a printer.
When approved, you will receive an email notification to the email address you indicated on your application. This does not mean that the hard copy permit(s) and/or I.D. Card is/are ready. These documents still require an authorized signature to be valid. Records personnel will contact you when these documents have been prepared and signed off on. Please bring proper identification with you when picking these items up.
If you receive a notification that you have denied, you can contact our Detective Bureau- ID personnel to inquire (732-721-5600 Ext.-3090 or 3091). Appeals for a denial are heard in Middlesex County Superior Court.
Currently, applications for Firearms Carry Permits are only accepted in person in paper form as before.
- With all information handy, click on the link and complete the online application.-Record your F.A.R.S. Confirmation Number.
- Submit required fee(s) in person or online (in development)
- When notified that your documents have been prepared and are ready, stop by during regular Records Bureau business hours to pick up and sign.
- Please have valid photo ID with you
Records Bureau Hours: Monday 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am – 7:00 pm (late)
Thursday 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
Friday 8:15 am – 4:15 pm
732-721-5600 Ext. 3230, 3231, 3671