Firearms Applications

Effective immediately, the New Providence Police Department will no longer distribute paperwork related to any and all firearms applications. The State of New Jersey has developed an online portal for all processing. Applicants should submit and process their applications via the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS).

The Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) for New Providence Police Department is: NJ0201100. This number is for New Providence residents only.

Instructions for Applying for a Permit to Carry

The New Providence Police Department is responsible for conducting the investigation along with the denial or approval of each application for a permit to carry.  Please follow the instructions along with the NJ Attorney General's CCARE Protocol 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.

If your application requires you to be fingerprinted, please schedule an appointment with Identogo.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found on the Firearms Applications and Registration System FAQs page.

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