All applications pertaining to firearms are now done online through the New Jersey State Police FARS portal. Any party applying for an initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, application to purchase a handgun, change of Name on Identification Card, change of address on Identification Card, change of Sex on Identification Card, or an Electronic Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (for duplicate or lost Identification Card) must use the portal to complete their application.
Clicking the button below will direct you to the New Jersey State Police FARS portal, where you may begin the application process. Please enter the correct ORI code for Watchung Police when prompted.
The New Jersey State Police Firearms Unit also maintains an informative webpage that has answers to frequently asked questions about firearms laws. You may access their webpage by clicking this link.
If you have additional questions please contact Sgt. James Kimock at 908-756-3663 x 121.