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All firearms applications are required to be submitted through the NJ Firearms Application Registration portal. Handwritten applications for ID cards and/or handgun permits will no longer be accepted. The only form that will be submitted to the Belmar Police Department will be the mental health record form. 

Please follow the instructions in order to complete the process. 

Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS) 

Step I:   Log on to www.njportal.com/njsp/fars

Step 2: The Belmar Police Department's ORI# is NJ0130700

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 two (2) reputable references. Your references can be family members. 

Step 4:  You must appear at Belmar Police Department Detective Bureau to submit the required Consent for Mental Health Records Search. You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.

 Once your application is complete, a department representative will contact you to retrieve 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 smartphone, mobile device, laptop or desktop computer. Please, advise them to complete the questions immediately.
 The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well the best email addresses for you and your references.

For questions, please contact Det/Capt Thomas Cox at 732-681-3715 

Retired Law Enforcement Officer Program (RPO)

For complete instructions (initial/renewal) & application paperwork visit the NJ State Police website at:


Cick here to download The Consent For Mental Health Records Search

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