Firearms Requests

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 Lincoln Park are handled through the Police Department's Records Bureau. If you need guidance with the application process or have questions, please call 973-694-5533

Firearms Application Process & Requirements
The process begins with making application for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and requires you to submit to a background investigation by both state and federal agencies, supply references, be fingerprinted, and consent to a mental health records check.

There are two types of purchase permits in New Jersey, the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and the Permit to Purchase a Handgun.  If you would like to purchase a handgun and you do not possess a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, you will need to apply for both. This is accomplished using the same application form (Form STS-33).

Applicants should anticipate the process taking approximately 1 month - and depends on when you are able to make your appointment for fingerprinting. Incomplete or missing information may delay the process, as will the failure of your references to respond in a timely manner.

 (Improperly prepared applications will not be accepted or processed)

All Applicants:
  1. Type or Print all information clearly, on all forms.
  2. All addresses must be complete with house number, street, town, state, and zip code and PO Box (If applicable).
  3. All forms must be signed. It is requested you complete this in the presence of the law enforcement officer where you are submitting the application to.
  4. Return all completed and unused forms.
  5. Height shall be in feet and inches, Ex. 6'4".
  6. Indicate Race with either Asian, Black, American Indian or White.
  7. If you are applying for a Handgun Purchase Permit, there is no limit on the quantity of permits you may apply for. New Jersey "One Gun Law" Prohibits the purchase of more than one(1) handgun within a 30-day period.
The falsification of information on any of the applications for firearms permits is a
violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-10c and is crime of the third degree. Any falsification may result
in criminal charges against you.

First Time Applicants for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun
Purchase Permit

  1. All first time applicants MUST be fingerprinted. The fingerprint process will be completed by IndentoGo (MorphoTrust). This information and appointment form will be provided upon the submission of your properly completed firearms application.
  2. Complete the Consent for Mental Health Records Search, form SP-066 (Rev. 01/15).
  3. Complete a State of New Jersey Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit, Form STS-033 (Rev. 09/09).
  4. References should not be relatives, and addresses must be complete, for mailing purposes.
  5. First time Applicants do NOT require the online Criminal History Record Check (Online form 212A)
Subsequent Applicants for Additional Permits to Purchase a Handgun or Duplicate
Firearms Purchaser Cards

  1. A Criminal History Records Check must be conducted on all subsequent applications.
  2. As of April 2014, the State Bureau of Identification (SBI) has mandated that all State Police Applicants 212A forms must be completed electronically. SBI will no longer accept the yellow 212A paper form for a Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Handgun Purchase Permits. See below for new instructions to complete the 212A process electronically.
Do NOT complete if you are a First-Time Applicant

  1. Login to the website
  • When asked for the agency’s ORI number, enter the ORI number provided by your local municipality or if the New Jersey State Police provides police service for your municipality you must acquire the ORI number from the barracks that patrols your municipality. Lincoln Park's ORI number is NJ0141600
    • If you choose to continue you will fill out the demographics and select the background needed. For Firearm Purchaser Identification Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits you will select NJS 2C:58-3. Firearm Licensing
    • You will then be requested to enter your State Bureau of Identification number (SBI number- also known as the Firearms Identification number). This is to ensure that you have been finger printed under a firearms application before. If you have not you will be rejected from the process at this time.
    • If all information is correct, you will then check out by making the payment by credit card or electronic check. Once the payment is verified, you will receive a Conformation & Receipt that will include your confirmation number. It is recommended you save this document for your records.
    • You will find additional instructions in the help section once you set up your account and become a user.
    • Any problems or questions contact SBI at 609-882-2000 extension 2918.
Additional Information:

  1. Additional purchase permit applicants must fill out the State of New Jersey Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit, Form STS-033 (Rev. 09/09).
  2. Applicants for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card duplicate card, i.e., mutilated, lost or stolen, change of address, name and/or sex, must complete form STS-033 (Rev. 09/09) as noted above.
  3. All applicants must complete the Consent For Mental Health Search, form SP-66 (Rev. 01/15).
  4. Current issued Firearms Purchaser Identification Card shall be surrendered at the time of submission of new application.

  1. Firearms ID Card- $ 5.00- Initial Only, no fee for a duplicate card. Payable by check or money order ONLY to Borough of Lincoln Park
  2. Permit to Purchase a Handgun- $ 2.00 each. Payable by check or money order ONLY to the Borough of Lincoln Park. There is no limit on the quantity of permits you may apply for but the New Jersey "One Gun Law" Prohibits the purchase of more than one(1) handgun within a 30-day period.
  3. Criminal History Check- fee is $20.00 - Only required after you have been initially fingerprinted. I.E. - Duplicate Firearms ID Card, Permit to Purchase a Handgun. (MUST BE PAID USING THE ONLINE 212A APPLICATION).
  4. IndentoGo (MorphoTrust) - Information to include appointments and fees will be provided upon submission of a correctly completed application.