Firearms ID Cards/Permits

Paper Application Procedure

For faster processing, applicants are urged to instead utilize the electronic FARS system

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In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey.

 

Timing & Allowance

Applications are processed as quickly as possible and times may vary based upon the volume of applications received, as well as reference returns, and mental health checks by the County Adjuster. You will be immediately contacted once your paperwork is ready for pick-up or if there are any concerns.

The State of New Jersey has amended its legislation and only 1 handgun may be purchased every thirty (30) days unless an exemption is obtained. See P.L. ,2009 Chapters 104, 168 and 186

  • Firearms Purchaser Identification Card - Applicant must be 18 Years Old

  • Application for Pistol Purchase Permit - Applicant must be 21 Years Old

Please Read Prior to Submitting Your Application(s)

When completing the applications make sure to check off the reason for application and if you wish to purchase a handgun(s), and the quantity. References (No relation) must have full name, address with zip codes and telephone numbers. If self employed, still list your occupation, name, address and phone number of your business. If you are a “student” or “not employed” or “unemployed” write that in the “occupation” space (#13). On the “Consent for Mental Health Records Search”, make sure you list prior addresses for the past 10 years. If you need more room, write/type it on the back of the paper.

  • APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE TYPED.

  • DO NOT SIGN THE CONSENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH FORM (SP-66) UNTIL YOU RETURN IT TO POLICE HEADQUARTERS. IT NEEDS TO BE WITNESSED BY A POLICE OFFICER.

 
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Application Procedures

 

For Initial (First Time) Application Of A Firearms Identification Card, with/without Handgun Permit(s)

  1. You will need to be fingerprinted by IdentoGO.

    1. Come into Police Headquarters and ask for the NJ Universal Fingerprint Form

    2. The Dispatcher will enter your information into our CAD system and supply you with a CAD number

    3. The CAD number must be entered in box 7 of the form. You will not be able to make an appointment for fingerprinting without this number

    4. Make an appointment with IdentoGO via the web https://nj.ibtfingerprint.com/ or by calling 877-503-5981

    5. You will pay IdentoGO directly for this service

    6. The fingerprint results will be sent to the Mahwah Police Dept. by IdentoGO.

  2. Complete Application Form: STS-033

    1. Download STS-033 form: Application for Firearms Purchaser ID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

    2. Completely fill out in Adobe Acrobat - MUST BE TYPED

    3. Print 2 copies

  3. Complete Application Form: SP-66

    1. Download SP-66 form: Consent for Mental Health Records Search

    2. Completely fill out in Adobe Acrobat - MUST BE TYPED

    3. DO NOT SIGN IT YET - Must be witnessed by police officer

    4. Print 1 copy

  4. Bring Paperwork & Fees to Mahwah Police Headquarters

    1. Once you are fingerprinted bring the completed IdentoGO form and receipt, 1 completed “Consent for Mental Health Records Search form”(SP-66) & 2 copies of the “Application for Firearms Purchaser ID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit”(STS33) to Mahwah PD

  5. Submit applications with appropriate fees

If You Already Possess A Valid FID Card And Want To Purchase A Handgun(s) and/or Change Or Replace An FID Card

You will need your SBI # (The number on your FID Card)

  1. Complete Application Form: STS-033

    1. Download STS-033 form: Application for Firearms Purchaser ID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

    2. Completely fill out in Adobe Acrobat - MUST BE TYPED

    3. Print 2 copies

  2. Complete Application Form: SP-66

    1. Download SP-66 form: Consent for Mental Health Records Search

    2. Completely fill out in Adobe Acrobat - MUST BE TYPED

    3. DO NOT SIGN IT YET - Must be witnessed by police officer

    4. Print 1 copy

  3. Request for a Criminal History Record Information

    1. Go to www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords and complete “Online Form 212A”

    2. In the “ORI Field” type: NJ0023300

    3. For “SBI number” type in your current FID Card number.

    4. The “Reason for filing request” will be: NJS 2C:58-3

    5. Check application for mistakes and then checkout

    6. There is a $20 fee.  You will be emailed with a confirmation number and receipt after payment. The State Police will electronically forward the form to the Mahwah Police

  4. Bring Paperwork & Fees to Mahwah Police Headquarters

    1. Bring 1 completed “Consent for Mental Health form” (SP-66) and the 2 completed “Applications for firearms purchaser ID Card/ App. to purchase handgun” (STS33) printouts to Mahwah Headquarters.

    2. Make a copy of your FID Card (If not lost/stolen) and attach it to the application. The fee is $2.00 (Personal Check, NO CASH) for each handgun. There is no fee for change/replacement of an FID card. Make check to: Township of Mahwa