Firearms Registration and Application System (FARS)
Step I: Log on to www.njportal.com/njsp/fars
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.
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: