NJSP has installed a new system for obtaining a Firearms ID card or Permit called FARS (Firearms Application and Registration System). With the new system in place, ETPD will no longer be accepting applications in person as the new system is an application that is based online. Below are the procedures of how to obtain a Firearms ID card or Permit. FARS Application Procedures for Applicants:
• Step 1: visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows: https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars
• Step 2: Consult your Police Department and obtain their ORI # (EASTAMPTON: NJ0031100) (You WILL NOT be able to complete the FARS online application WITHOUT THE PROPER ORI#)
• Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. When completing the application you will need the email addresses of 2 reputable references. Your references can be family members.
• Step 4: You MUST appear at your Police Department to PAY for your INITIAL FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits. Your application WILL NOT be processed until you have PAID for the FID Card/Pistol Permits. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJAC 13:54-1.4.
*You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
*Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.
*Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
*The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
*Applications will not be completed until fees are met.
Firearms ID Card: $5
Firearms Permit: $2
CASH OR PERSONAL CHECK ACCEPTED