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Guidelines for Processing Firearms Applications

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).

Effective 12/22/2022 the fee for Firearms ID Card = $50.00 Permit to Purchase = $25.00 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. 

Effective 12/22/2022 the fee for Permit to Carry is $200: Two (2) Money Orders; $150.00 payable to "The Borough of Ringwood" and $50.00 payable to "Treasurer, State of New Jersey".

Additional Links

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