Firearms Information

Firearms Identification Card

In the State of New Jersey, a Firearms Identification Card is required to purchase long-arms, including shotguns, rifles, black powder, "BB" rifles, pellet rifles, & ammunition.
  • Must be 18 years of ago or older.

  • First time applicants must be fingerprinted.

Permit to Purchase a Handgun

A Firearms Identification Card is required when applying for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun.
  • Must be at least twenty-one years of age.
  • Must be a resident of The State of New Jersey.
  • Permit holders may purchase handguns from any private citizen or licensed gun shop in New Jersey.
  • Not eligible to purchase or receive a handgun from another state unless the sale is processed through a licensed firearms dealer in The State of New Jersey.
  • Permits are valid for 90 days from the date of issue.  The permit may be extended an additional 90 days if authorized by the Chief of Police.