THE FIREARMS APPLICATION PROCESS IS NOW ELECTRONIC. PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FIREARMS REPORTING SYSTEM.
This entire process is applicant driven. Please be sure that all the information that you enter into the application is correct. Specifically phone numbers, email addresses, and ORI (NJ0021900).
You will receive automated emails from the FARS system throughout the process.
When deciding on how many permits that you would like please take the following into consideration:
One permit is needed for each handgun you wish to purchase ($2 each).
You can only purchase 1 handgun every 30 days.
Permits are only good for 90 days (90 day extensions can be granted under certain circumstances)
After the process is over and you need an additional permit, you MUST complete the entire process again. Applications cannot be modified to add additional permits.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS must be physically fingerprinted and will be prompted to print the IdentoGO form during the FARS Process to schedule fingerprinting at an off-site location.
EXISTING APPLICANTS shall have their fingerprints processed at https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/
Please follow these steps:
Go to the website https://njportal.com/NJSP/fars if the link does not work please copy and paste it into a new browser window. Click on the orange button that says “Online S.T.S 033 Form."
Enter the ORI for the Fort Lee Police Department NJ0021900 then click “Continue” and complete the entire application process for each of the tabs.
* Please advise the references that you list in the FARS system that they will be emailed automatically with a questionnaire to complete.
* Please print a copy of all documents for your records
Once you have completed your online application you may appear at the Fort Lee Police Department Records Division to PAY for your INITIAL FID Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits.
Applicants WILL NOT be processed if you do not bring the following:
a) Please bring in your application confirmation page with payment. b) Payment for your FID Card ($5.00) and/or Pistol Permit(s) ($2.00 per permit). If paying by check or money order please WRITE THE FARS CONFIRMATION # in the memo section. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJAC 13:54-1.4. c) Proof of residency (Valid NJ License preferred) d) Completed Mental Health Consent Search (form #S.P. 066) e) Old FID Card if you are changing information on your current ID Card. f) Naturalized Citizens to provide US Naturalization Paperwork or Passport. If not a citizen, applicant to provide Resident Alien Card.
Once your application is fully processed, you will receive a phone call to schedule a time for you to respond to Fort Lee Police Department headquarters to pick up your FID Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit(s).