Firearms Application

If you are a Medford Lakes resident and would like to apply for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit please follow the instructions below.

Step 1:  Visit this website. Enter the site address as follows:  www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars

Step 2:  You will be asked to enter a police ORI #.  You MUST enter NJ0032200 or your results will not be sent to Medford Lakes Police and you will have to repay/resubmit your application. 

Step 3:  Complete the online application.  You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.  When completing the application you will need the email addresses of two (2) reputable references.  Your references can be family members. 

Step 4:  You MUST appear at the Medford Lakes Police Department to PAY for your Initial Firearms Identification Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits.  Your application WILL NOT be processed until you have PAID for the completion of the background as per N.J.A.C. 13:54-1.4.  

Fees:  Firearms Purchaser Identification Card - $5.00

Handgun Purchaser Permit - $2.00 for each permit issued.  

Ø  You will receive automated email updates throughout the process.

Ø  Once your application is complete, a Medford Lakes Police representative will contact you to retrieve your Firearms ID card and/or permit documents. 

Ø  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.

Ø  The online application is applicant driven.  Please ensure that you have the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.  

** It is highly encouraged that you include your social security number where indicated.  Failure to do so could significantly delay processing of the application.