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Guidelines for Processing Firearms Applications


Message regarding Firearms Applications changes due to coronavirus emergency:

The Ringwood Police Department is making every effort to ensure our residents receive the same continued service regarding their 2nd amendment rights.  When you have been called and advised by an Officer that your permit(s) is ready, we are asking Ringwood residents to follow some of the below procedures when picking up your completed permits:

  1. Please call 973-962-7017 the day you plan on picking up your permit(s) and schedule a time to pick up your paperwork.
  2. When you arrive at headquarters, if someone else is in the lobby, please wait for them to leave before you enter- remember to keep a social distance of 7 feet.
  3. For your protection and our Officers, your entire permit transaction will take place through the dispatch window, please have your NJ driver license, and the exact amount of cash for the fee.No change can be provided.An Officer will instruct you on where to sign, and how to place your fingerprint on your new FOID through the dispatch window.Please follow the directions on where to sign and fingerprint, as incomplete permits and FOID’s will not be accepted by your FFL.

Thank you for your cooperation


FARS Online Application Procedures for Applicants

(Firearms Application Registration System)

STEP 1: Visit this website:

STEP 2: Insert Ringwood Police Department’s ORI# NJ0161100

You will NOT be able to complete the online application without the proper ORI#

STEP 3: Complete the online 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 two reputable references. Your references may be family members.

The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers and email addresses for yourself and references.

Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questionnaire to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.  Also, please advise them to complete the questionnaire immediately so that your background investigation progresses without delay.

You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this process.

Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit documents.

Payment will be made at the time of pick-up. Payment can be made by cash (exact change).

Firearms ID Card = $5.00 Permit to Purchase = $2.00 ea.


PLEASE NOTE:  If you are unsure if an arrest resulted in a conviction, be sure to list ANY and ALL prior arrests.  Falsification of the application is a crime of the third degree as provided in NJS 2C:39-10C.



CLICK HERE for a checklist for applications (initial and renewal) for Permit to Carry a Handgun. 

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Contact Information

Ringwood Police Department
60 Margaret King Ave
Ringwood, NJ 07456
(973) 962-7017

Ringwood Road Information Line
(973) 962-1212

Emergency Dial 9-1-1