How can I own a firearm In the state of NJ?
First you must apply for a firearms
identification card. Follow the steps below:
1 Fill out the application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (STS-033) (online, print and sign 2 copies).
2 Fill out the Consent for Mental Health Records Search (SP-66),
do not sign this form, signature must be witnessed by a Detective.
3 You must have money order (cash or check will not be accepted) in the amount of $5.00 made out to the“YOUR TOWN”
4 You must be fingerprinted at a third-party site called “MorphoTrak”, when you drop off your application you will be given additional information/paperwork to schedule your fingerprinting. Do not contact MorphoTrak prior
to dropping off your documents to a detective.
If you are applying for a permit to purchase a Handgun you must:
1 Have a Firearms Identification Card (see other side for instructions)
2 Fill out an application to Purchase a Handgun (STS-033) (online, print and sign 2 copies)
3 Fill out the Consent for Mental Health Records Search (SP-66), do not sign this form, signature must be witnessed by a police officer.
4 You will be given a form with instructions that need to be followed to have the SBI check completed. This is done online and payment is made via a website. If you do not already have a firearms identification card then you will need to also apply for a firearms identification card and follow the directions above.
5 You must have money order (cash or check will not be accepted) in the amount of $2.00 (for each permit, for multiple permits may be one money order i.e., 2 permits $4.00 money order) made out to“YOUR TOWN”.
6 If you already have a firearms identification card, you will not have to be fingerprinted as long as your current SBI# and your identity can be verified.