Firearms Applicants

Effective immediately, the New Providence Police Department will no longer distribute paperwork related to any and all firearms applications. The State of New Jersey has developed an on-line portal for all processing. Applicants should submit and process their applications via the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS).

To access the on-line portal, please follow the link below:

The ORI for New Providence Police Department is:
NJ0201100. This number is for New Providence residents only.


Instructions for Applying for a Permit to Carry

Please note, the New Providence Police Department is only responsible for conducting the investigation into the application for a permit to carry.  Approval and denials are handled by the Superior Court.

NJ Permit to Carry Application Instructions


If you application requires you to be fingerprinted, please use this link to schedule an appointment with Identogo


Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at:

New Providence