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.

Please follow the instructions in order to complete the process. 

Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS) 

Step 1:   Log on to  You will needs Belmar's ORI # NJ0130700

Step 2: 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. 

 You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.

 Once your application is complete, you will receive an email with your E- ID Card. Paper ID Cards are no longer being issued. E-Permits are also being issued for all handgun permits. 
 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 Detective Philip Bohrman at 732-681-3715 or email to 

Retired Law Enforcement Officer Program (RPO)- For complete instructions (initial/renewal) & application paperwork visit the NJ State Police website at: