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.

2023 NJ Permit to Carry Instructions- NPPD

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