Firearms Information

Most 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, Concealed Carry Permit, 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.

Effective September 15th, 2023 all Concealed Carry Permit applicants must qualify on the CCARE Protocol. Click here to read a memorandum from the NJ Attorney General regarding the CCARE Protocol.

Clicking either of the buttons 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 Lt. James Kimock at 908-756-3663 x 125.