All gun purchases in the State of New Jersey require a Firearms Identification Card. This card is issued by the Police Department and allows the holder to purchase rifles and shotguns. Each purchase of a handgun requires a separate Firearms Permit which can be obtained from the link below. A Firearms Permit and Firearms Identification Card will not be issued to any person:
• Who has been convicted of a crime.
• Who is drug dependent as defined by State Statute (C24:21-2).
• Who suffers from a physical impairment or disease which would make it unsafe
to handle firearms or to a person who has been confined for mental disorders without
a certificate from a medical doctor or psychiatrist licensed by the State of New Jersey.
• Under the age of 18.
• Where the issuance would not be in the interest of the public safety or welfare.
Click here for directions and forms:
Fingerprinting is required and can only be done by "Morphotrak" (State Vendor).
Please bring your completed documents with your original fingerprint form and receipt to Police Records during the business hours of 8:30 am - 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday to be processed.
If you have any further questions please visit the NJ State Police website at www.njsp.org/about/firearms.html.