Firearms

Firearms Applications

Firearms Application forms can be accessed on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Click here to determine if you are subject to any one or more of the disabilities articulated in N.J.S. 2C:58-3(c) which would result in your firearms application being denied.

Below is a breakdown of the items required for Firearms Applicants. Click on the appropriate link to access instructions and/or the necessary form(s).

**The falsification of information on any of the applications for firearms permits is a violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-10c and is a crime of the third degree. Any falsification may result in criminal charges against you.**

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If you need an:

  • Initial New Jersey Firearms ID Card
  • Initial Application for Handgun

You will need to:

  • Complete form: NJSP S.P. 66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search
  • Submit $5.00 in Money Order (ONLY) made payable to: Borough of Seaside Heights for the initial Firearms ID Card
  • Submit $2.00 in Money Order (ONLY) made payable to: Borough of Seaside Heights for each handgun permit (Note: Applicants can only make application for up to 3 handgun purchaser permits at a time)
  • Submit to fingerprinting at a local Morpho-Trak facility.
  • You will need to make an appointment and appear in person at the Seaside Heights Police Department to have a case number generated to be fingerprinted. To make an appointment, contact the Seaside Heights Police Department Firearms Investigation Unit at firearms@seasideheightspd.com. When appearing in person bring a valid NJ Driver’s License and a completed NJSP S.P. 66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search form.
  • You must also go to www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars to complete the online S.T.S. 033 Form
  • Click the yellow link at the bottom of the page that reads “Online S.T.S. 033 Form” to begin the process.
  • Enter the ORI# for Seaside Heights: NJ0152600.
  • Check boxes in regards to Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and you may also apply for Permit to purchase a Handgun in the same transaction. The maximum amount of permits per transaction is 3.
  • Continue completing the online application. You may complete the application using a smart phone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. When completing the application you will need the email address of two reputable references. Your references can be family members.
  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
  • Once your application is complete, the Firearms investigation Unit will contact you to receive 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 smart phone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
  • The online 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 as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
  • If you have any questions, you can email firearms@seasideheightspd.com.

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If you need an:

  • Application for Additional Handgun(s) (only if you already have Firearms ID Card)

You will need to:

  • Go to https://www.njportal.com/njsp/fars
  • Enter the ORI# for Seaside Heights: NJ0152600.
  • Click Permit to purchase a Handgun and enter the number of permits requested.  (Maximum 3).
  • Complete form: NJSP S.P. 66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search
  • Submit $2.00 in Money Order (ONLY) made payable to: Borough of Seaside Heights for each handgun permit (Note: Applicants can only make application for up to 3 handgun purchaser permits at a time)
  • Once your application is complete, the Firearms investigation Unit will contact you to receive your pistol purchase permit documents.

Fingerprints are not required for this application.

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If you need to:

  • Change of Address
  • Change of Name
  • Change of Sex
  • Replacement Firearms ID Card(lost or stolen)
  • Replace Mutilated Identification Card

You will need:

Fingerprints are not required for this application.

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Additional forms are listed below.

For additional information visit http://www.njsp.org/firearms/forms.shtml

S.P.-642 Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun

S.P.-634 Certificate of Eligibility

S.P.-650 Voluntary Form of Firearms Registration

Retired Law Enforcement Officers

S.P.-66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search

S.P.-232 Initial Application for a Retired LEO Permit to Carry

S.P.-232A Renewal Application for a Retired LEO Permit to Carry