PLEASE READ BELOW COMPLETELY PRIOR TO LEAVING THIS WEBSITE:
FIREARMS APPLICATION & REGISTRATION SYSTEM (FARS)
Step 1: visit the following website. You MUST enter the site address as follows:
Step 2: Use the Montgomery Township Police Department’s ORI # NJ0181300
(You WILL NOT be able to complete the FARS on line application WITHOUT THE PROPER ORI#)
Step 3: Complete the on line 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 2 reputable references. Your references can be family members.
Step 4: You MUST appear at the Montgomery Township Police Department to PAY for your INITIAL 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 NJAC 13:54-1.4.
* 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 investigation.
* The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
IF YOU SHOULD HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, PLEASE CONTACT THE DETECTIVE BUREAU AT (908) 874-3333