Firearms ID Card and Purchase Permit Applications

FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION CARDS

The applicant should first obtain the Firearms ID Card Application, Handgun Purchase Permit Application, other applications and related instructions that may be required. The applications are available at the Police Department or by following the link below to the NJSP Firearms Forms Web Page.

Once the application has been obtained the applicant must come to the Police Department to make an appointment to be fingerprinted at an independent facility athorized by the State of New Jersey.  The applicant will be given the paperwork necessary to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at the independent facility.  Currently, the 2 locations closest to Bernardsville are in Parsippany or South Plainfield. The fee for fingerprinting is $ 57.50. Fingerprinting is no longer done at the Police Department for Firearms Applications as directed by the State Police.

In addition to the State required fees, the Bernardsville Police Department charges a $5.00 processing fee for the Firearms ID Card. The fee can be paid in cash or by personal check, made payable to the Borough of Bernardsville when the card is picked up.

PURCHASE A HANDGUN

If the applicant is applying for a Firearms ID card at the same time that they are applying for a Permit to Purchase, a separate criminal history check is not necessary.

If the applicant is applying for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun within a year of last being fingerprinted, the applicant will need an $ 18.00 Bank or Postal Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or Cashiers Check (not to be drawn from the Peapack-Gladstone Bank ) for a Criminal History Check. Please make the check payable to: NJ Division of State Police- SBI. No personal checks or cash will be accepted.

There is an additional $ 2.00 fee for the Permit to Purchase a handgun. This can be paid in cash or personal check made out to the Borough of Bernardsville.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

A backround check is required to issue a new Firearms ID Card. If the change of address occurs more than a year after the applicant has last been fingerprinted for firearms, you will be required to be fingerprinted at the independent facility as mentioned above. A Criminal History check will be sufficient ( $ 18.00 fee ) if the applicant has been fingerprinted within a year.

IT IS THE POLICY OF THE BOROUGH OF BERNARDSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT THAT FIREARM APPLICANTS BE FINGERPRINTED IF MORE THAN A YEAR HAS LAPSED SINCE LAST APPLYING FOR EITHER AN ID CARD OR A PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN.

Mental Health Form

This form will be included in the application package if required.  The form must be completed and your signature witnessed. An officer can be your witness when you submit the completed application.

ANY QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT RICHARD McCORRY AT (908) 636-7603 OR THE DETECTIVE BUREAU AT 766-0037.

NJSP Firearms Information

NJSP Firearms Application Forms

 

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