City of Long Branch

General Information
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
344 Broadway
Long Branch,

Police Chief
Jason Roebuck

Firearms Application and Instructions

Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS) 

Step I:   Log on to

Step 2: The Long Branch Police Department's ORI# is NJ0132500, Service Code - 2F164B 

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 (2) reputable references. Your references can be family members. 

Step 4:  You must appear at Long Branch Police Department Records Bureau to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card (FID Card) and/or Pistol Purchases Permits. Your application  will not be processed until you have paid for the FID Card/Pistol Permits. Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJSC 13:54.1.4. 

  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.
  • Once your application is complete, a department representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit documents
  • Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile  device, laptop or desktop computer. Please, advise them to complete the questions immediately.
  • The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well the best email addresses for you and your references.

For questions, please contact our Records Department at 732-222-1000 ext.1800 

Retired Law Enforcement Officer Program (RPO)

For complete instructions (initial/renewal) & application paperwork visit the NJ State Police website at: