Firearms Application

Firearms ID Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits:

Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS)

In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes, which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. All firearms applications for residents of the State of New Jersey can now be completed online.

To begin the new online process you will need to go to:

Please ensure that the Boonton Township ORI number is correct on the form and that all information is provided. If an incorrect ORI number is entered on the form, you will NOT receive a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase. You will then have to reapply using the correct ORI number and pay for the process again. A refund can not be issued.

The Boonton Township Police Department ORI NUMBER to be used by Boonton Township residents ONLY is:

If you have never been fingerprinted before for firearms purposes, you will need to go for fingerprinting with the universal fingerprint form that will be generated after the successful submission of this form. However, if you have been fingerprinted before for firearms purposes, upon completion of this form and payment, you would have completed both the STS 033 and 212A requirements.

While using the online FARS system, if you are having technical or payment-related issues, contact the New Jersey e-Government Services help desk phone at: 609-586-2600.

Fees (As of December 22, 2022):

$50.00 for Firearms Identification Card

$25.00 for each pistol permit


*Fees are to be paid when you pick up your ID card and/or pistol permit(s)

*You will pay for your background check online utilizing FARS.

Concealed Carry Permits

All applications must now be made online through the New Jersey State Police Concealed Carry Permit Portal. The following will be needed to complete the application:

·         ORI Number for Boonton Township is NJ0140200

·         SBI Number (You must already have a NJ Firearms ID Card)

·         Upload of recent photograph (on a light background including head and shoulders)

·         One (1) training record completed within the past two (2) years, instructor name, and qualification date

·         Personal Information: including Social Security Number and Driver's License Number

·         Background Information

·         For Armored Car Applicants: Uploaded Employment Letter

·         Contact Information for four (4) non-family related references

·         Information on handguns to be carried

·         $200 Application Fee

The Concealed Carry Permits service allows for online submission of both initial and renewal applications. Approved applications are due for renewal every two (2) years. Renewal applications can be submitted up to four (4) months before the expiration date.

Concealed Carry Permit applicants need to have been fingerprinted for firearms purposes in New Jersey and assigned an SBI number before they can apply for a Concealed Carry Permit. If you have never been fingerprinted for firearms purposes in New Jersey before, start with an application for an Initial Firearms I.D. card here.

You can find the Permit to Carry Safe Handling and Proficiency Certification and Use of Force Training document on the NJSP website here.

If you have lived outside of the state of New Jersey in the last ten (10) years, please fill out form SP-066 (Consent for Mental Health Records) and upload it to your application.

On September 15th, 2023 the State of New Jersey issued a memo to it's law enforcement partners and firearms instructors, regarding changes to the concealed carry training laws. Certain individuals who have previously been approved for a concealed carry permit may be affected by this new training law. For more details regarding the new laws, and who may be affected, please CLICK HERE