Firearms Applications

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 (will show agency name as MEDFORD LAKES PD) 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.

* You will receive automated email updates throughout the process.

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

* 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.

* 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.

Link to FAQ: https://www.njsp.org/firearms/firearms-faqs.shtml

If you have any further questions, you may contact MLPD Firearms Investigator Lt. John McGinnis at 609-654-2156 Ext 116.