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Effective February 18th 2019, The New Jersey State Police have implemented an online firearms application process, FARS, which stands for Firearms Application Registration System.

Please follow the below instructions for the new Firearms Application Registration System (FARS):

Step 1: Visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows:

Step 2: When you log on, you must enter the Secaucus Police Department’s ORI number: NJ0090900

Step 3: Complete the online application. Be sure to enter your “Official Name” (e.g. Joseph vs. Joe). You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

Step 4: When you are finished completing your online application you will be prompted to print your confirmation, application, and Identogo fingerprint form, you must do so.

The new process is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.

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 to progress your background investigation.

You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.

 ***Important note to applicant*** After you complete the application and hit the submit button, the Secaucus Police department will not have the ability to correct most mistakes made in the application, therefore, it is very important that prior to pressing the submit button, you carefully review the entire application for accuracy of all spelling of names, addresses, phone number, email addresses, detailed explanations to any questions with a “yes” answer, etc. prior to submission. In the event you submitted your application and mistakes or omitted information is discovered, you will be required to start over and reapply online.

Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card will be a cost of $5.00. Application to Purchase a Handgun will be a cost of $2.00 for each permit. Application for a Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Card will be no fee. The Firearms ID Card and Permit are all digital. Once the application is completed, you will be contacted to respond to Secaucus Police Headquarters to make payment for the Firearms ID Card and/or Permit. All payments will be made to the Secaucus Police Department in exact cash. Once payment is received, you will then receive an approval email with a link for your electronic FID Card. The Firearms Permit is also digital. All you will have to do is go to your gun dealer and provide your name and they will have the permit in their system. 

This process does not apply to Permits to Carry.

Permit’s to Carry a Handgun
Applicant’s wishing to apply for a Permit to Carry shall send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. requesting the date and time they want to come into Headquarters to drop off the application along with the required documents. Applicants will receive an email back from the Firearms Investigation Unit either confirming or denying the appointment date/time. The date/time to drop off the application and documents is Monday-Friday from 8AM-2PM. Appointments to drop off the Permit to Carry Application and Documents should be made only AFTER the applicant is Fingerprinted. The Secaucus Police will limit the number of application drop offs per day.

State of New Jersey Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun, Form SP642
Instructions for a Permit to Carry a Handgun
Fingerprinting can be accessed at the website to schedule an appointment. The Service Code for Firearms Licensing is 2F164B.

Use the below submission to check on the status of your application, ask a question or request a date and time to drop off a Permit to Carry application