The New Providence Police Department does not distribute paperwork related to any firearms applications. The State of New Jersey has developed an online portal for all processing called the New Jersey Firearms Application and Registration System (NJ FARS). Applicants must apply via the NJ FARS links below. When prompted for the Originating Agency Identifier (ORI), the New Providence Police Department's number is NJ0201100 and is to be used by New Providence residents only. If your application requires you to be fingerprinted, please schedule an appointment with Identogo.
- Applicants for NJ Handgun Permits and Firearms ID cards should submit and process their applications via the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit (njportal.com).
- Applicants for NJ Concealed Carry Permits should submit and process their applications via Concealed Carry Permits (njportal.com). Also see CCARE process below.
Office of the NJ Attorney General Update to Qualification Requirements- CCARE
On September 15, 2023, the NJ Attorney General's Office released information on the Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol. Please read the memorandum below regarding this requirement.
Firearms Safety Information
Here is some general firearms safety information (PDF)
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Firearms Applications and Registration System FAQs page or on the New Jersey State Police Firearms Unit page at Firearms Information | New Jersey State Police (nj.gov).