GENERAL INFORMATION FOR:
- HOW TO OBTAIN A FIREARMS ID CARD,
- REPLACEMENT CARD/CHANGE OF ADDRESS,
- PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN
*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.*
Please follow the directions below:
Step 1: Visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows: http://www.njportal.com/njsp/fars
Step 2: The ORI# for Maplewood is entered exactly as follows: NJ0071100
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: After completing Steps 1-3, You MUST then make an appointment with the Maplewood Detective Bureau 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. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJAC 13:54-1.4. *PLEASE BRING WITH YOU, YOUR PAYMENT AS WELL AS YOUR REFERENCE NUMBER PROVIDED AFTER COMPLETING THE S.T.S. 033 FORM.
*Payment must be made in cash, exact change only. Debit/Credit cards and checks are not accepted.
Firearm ID card - $5.00 ~ Duplicate / Change of Address ID card - $5.00
Permit to Purchase a Handgun - $2.00 per permit ~ Fingerprinting - $52.69 (collected by outside agency Morpho Trust USA)
To make an appt, contact the Maplewood Detective Bureau and request to speak with the Detective in charge of Firearms (973-761-7922) or email us at MPDFirearms@twp.Maplewood.nj.us
*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 referances 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 ebtered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email address for yourself and your references.
For New Applicants requiring fingerprinting:
The FARS system will provide you with a printout for Morpho Track. It's on the applicant to schedule an appointment to have their fingerprints taken. Without prints being taken the process will not go through.
A Firearms ID card does not expire. Permit(s) to Purchase a Handguns are valid for 90 days from the date of issue. If necessary, a 90 day extension is available if the permit(s) that are about to expire are brought to Maplewood Police Department HQ (2) weeks prior to expiration. DO NOT LET THEM EXPIRE OR YOU WILL NOT BE GRANTED AN EXTENSION.
*Ensure you have completed all forms to entirety prior to submitting them.*
If you do not understand a question on the application, or have a specific question, please call the Maplewood Police Detective Bureau and ask for the Detective in charge of firearms. (973-761-7922) or email us at MPDFirearms@twp.Maplewood.nj.us
INSTRUCTIONS FOR A CONCEAL CARRY PERMIT
- Contact the Maplewood Detective Bureau and request to speak with the Detective in charge of Firearms (973-761-7922) or email us at MPDFirearms@twp.Maplewood.nj.us