Firearms FAQ

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  • Do I have to be a United States citizen to apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • I am a private detective and would like to carry a handgun. What is the process?

  • I am a retired law enforcement officer and am interested in applying for a Retired Law Enforcement Permit to Carry a Handgun? How do I apply?

  • I am seeking employment with a non law enforcement agency or employer that requires me to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit for work. How do I apply for a New Jersey Firearms Carry Permit?

  • I have a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card issued by another jurisdiction other than Franklin Township (Somerset County). Am I required to get fingerprinted?

  • I recently received my New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and would like to purchase a handgun from friend and/or acquaintance. Do I need a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • My Permit to Purchase a Handgun is about to expire. Can it be renewed?

  • My relative is deceased and I have inherited his firearms. Am I required to obtain a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun to take possession of them?

  • Once I submit my application for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Permit to Purchase a Handgun, how long will the process take?

  • What is the cost for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

  • What is the fingerprint fee required for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?