Firearms I.D. and/or Permit(s) Application Instructions
(Please read ALL before proceeding)
The State of New Jersey is now accepting applications for Firearms Purchaser Identification (FID) Cards and Pistol Purchase (PP) Permits electronically through the Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS). FARS may be used for all firearms related applications except permits to carry. 

  • STEP 2 - ORI # - Enter New Milford’s ORI number NJ0023800 to complete the online application. You will also need the email addresses of two reputable references. Your references may be family members.
  • STEP 3 - FINGERPRINTING - All first-time applicants for a Firearms ID Card MUST be fingerprinted. Upon successful submission of the FARS application, you will be prompted to print a NJ Universal Fingerprint Form and contact IdentoGo to be fingerprinted.  Fees are listed on the printout. *Parties who already possess a FID must apply as a 212A applicant and may skip to Step 4.
  • STEP 5 - PROCESSING - The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure you have entered the best phone numbers and email addresses for yourself and your references. You will receive automated email updates throughout the process (be sure to check your email's spam folder).

If you have further questions, please visit State Police website or contact our Detective Bureau at 201-261-1400.  

Visit our Detailed Instructions and Tips to Expedite the Process page by clicking here.
REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN A PERMIT TO CARRY - click here for all information