Firearms Purchase and Permitting

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.

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.

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 (

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