Firearms

Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS)

The firearms application process is now electronic. Please follow the below instructions:

FARS Application Procedures for Applicants

Step 1: Log on to: https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars

Step 2: Bedminster Twp. Police Department's ORI #: NJ0180100

**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 re-apply using the correct ORI number and pay for the process again. 
A refund can not be issued.

Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application utilizing a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

Step 4: You must appear at the Bedminster Police Department  to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card (FID Card) and/or Pistol Purchase Permits.  Your application will not be processed until you have paid for the FID Card/Pistol Permits. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJSC 13:54.1.4.

Initial FID
: $5.00
Pistol Permits: $2.00/permit

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


​* Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or Pistol Purchase 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 application.


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