Firearms Application

East Rutherford Police
Firearms ID / Purchase Application


To begin the new online NJSP Firearms Application and Registration System (F.A.R.S.) you will need to click here:

Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

Please ensure that the East Rutherford Borough ORI number is correct on the form and all information provided. If an incorrect ORI number is entered on the form, you will NOT receive a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase. You will then have to re-apply using the correct ORI Number and pay for the process again. A refund cannot be issued

The East Rutherford Police Department ORI NUMBER to be used by East Rutherford Borough residents ONLY is: NJ0021200 

If you have never been fingerprinted before for firearms purposes, you will need to go for fingerprinting with the Universal Fingerprint form that will be generated after successful submission of this form. However, if you have been fingerprinted before for firearm purposes, upon completion of this form and payment, you would have completed both the S.T.S 033 and 212A requirements. 

Actual fingerprinting takes place through IndentoGo (Morpho Trust). 

**You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the new process.**

Notify your references that the F.A.R.S. system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references will be able to complete the questions using a smartphone/tablet or computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.

Payment for your Firearms Identification Card and Pistol Permit(s) whichever you have selected will be collected at the time of pick up. Please see below traditional process for more information regarding fees.

With using the online F.A.R.S. system If you are having technical or payment-related issues, contact the New Jersey e-Government Services Help Desk Phone: (609) 586-2600.

Those applying should anticipate the process taking approximately 30 business days from the date all of the information is received by our department which includes but not limited to mental health checks, reference responses, fingerprint responses, etc. not the date of the application submission.

Any questions with the Firearms process please contact east Rutherford Police Department Detective Bureau at (201) 438-0168.

For assistance with completing your application please visit the NJ State Police website: Firearms Application Procedure

Firearms ID / Purchase Application Fees

$5 for the Firearms Identification Card.

This one-time fee is payable to the East Rutherford Police Department and may be either a check or money order. The ID card is good for as long as you remain eligible to own a firearm in the State of New Jersey and reside at the same address.

$2 for each handgun permit.

You will need one permit for each handgun you wish to purchase.

Note: We can only accept payment in cash, check, or money order. Please make payment out to the East Rutherford Police Department.

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