Firearms Applications

 

 

 

Firearms packets are still available at Police Headquarters and can be picked up Monday through Friday between 7AM and 7PM.  Our department recommends using the online forms to help speed up the application process.

 

 

 

 

 

FIREARM ID CARD / PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN / DUPLICATE FIREARM ID CARD INSTRUCTIONS

STS 33 (Rev 03/15)

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  • This application is a multi-use form. Please follow the directions based on the type of firearms licensing you are obtaining.
  • If you have been previously fingerprinted for firearms and your State Bureau of Identification Number (SBI No.) is confirmed you do not need to be fingerprinted.
  • You must be 18 years of age to obtain a Firearms ID card, and 21 years of age for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun.
  • A Firearms ID card does not expire. Permit(s) to Purchase a Handgun are valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If necessary, a 90-day extension is available by physically submitting the permit(s) to headquarters.
  • Please print legibly, and make sure all questions are answered. Your full middle name is required on the application.

 

 

 

Fees made payable to Raritan Township can be combined on a single check or money order. No cash or credit/debit cards are accepted.

 

Fees – Firearms ID card                                    $5.00

 

             Permit to Purchase a Handgun           $2.00 per permit

 

            Duplicate Firearm ID card                 No Fee

 

          

 

If you do not understand a question on the application, or have a specific question, please call the detective bureau for assistance at 908.782.8889.

 

 

 

*** Please make sure you do not miss Questions 24 & 26 on the application***

 

 

 Firearms Main Application

 

Firearms Mental Health Form

 

NJSP Online Background Check Instructions

 

 

INITIAL FIREARMS ID CARD OR INITIAL PERMIT(S) TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN

 

Fingerprints must be taken if you have never been issued a Firearms Identification Card or Permit(s) to Purchase a Handgun. Fingerprinting is conducted by a private company called Morpho Trust Incorporated. You must obtain a Morpho Trust Incorporated Firearm Licensing document B1 at police headquarters. Follow the directions on the form to complete your fingerprinting process.

 

Fill out but do not sign the CONSENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS SEARCH (SP66). This must be signed in the presence of police personnel when you submit your application for processing.

 

PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN

 

No fingerprinting is required if your State Bureau of Identification Number (SBI No.) is confirmed through a previous firearm transaction. Instructions on how to complete the NJSP online background check are outlined in the link above.

 

Fill out but do not sign the CONSENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS SEARCH (SP66). This must be signed in the presence of police personnel when you submit your application for processing.

 

Fill out and sign the REQUEST FOR RECORDS CHECK form.

 

DUPLICATE FIREARMS ID CARD 

 

You must submit your old Firearms ID card with the application unless lost or stolen.

 

Instructions on how to complete the NJSP online background check are outlined in the link above.

 

No fingerprinting is required if your State Bureau of Identification Number (SBI No.) is confirmed through a previous transaction.

 

Fill out but do not sign the CONSENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH RECORDS SEARCH (SP 66). This must be signed in the presence of police personnel when you submit your application for processing.

 

This department may obtain your previous firearm records from the police agency that issued your last Firearm ID card.

 

When submitting an application for a name change on your Firearm ID card, you must attach a copy of your marriage license or court order.

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