Firearms Licensing

 

Applications for Firearms Permits for residents of The Township of Washington are handled through the Police department. In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet the eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey.  Applications for Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards (Initial, Duplicate, Lost Cards and Change of Address) and Pistol Purchase Permits will be done electronically, and can be found by clicking here Firearms Licensing

You must use the following ORI # NJ0026600 for Washington Township Police (Bergen County) when applying.  All fees are non-refundable.  When completing the online portion, you will need to enter payment directly to NJSP.  For The Township of Washington Police Department, our fees are as follows: Initial Firearms Identification Card $5.00 / Purchase Permits $2.00.  Township of Washington Police accepts Cash or Check only, paid directly to us when your paperwork is picked up.

More information is available by clicking here on The New Jersey State Police website

 

Applying for a Permit to Carry a handgun

 

The following instructions are the same for the initial and renewal application.

This application process is for Washington Township residents only.

Out of State Resident – apply at a non-toll road State Police Barracks closest to your residence

YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON

*PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH Sgt. Steven Riedel OR Sgt. Richard ParsellsDO NOT JUST SHOW UP

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING AT TIME OF APPLICATION:

1. Copy of Driver’s License and Birth Certificate OR Driver’s License and Passport OR Driver’s License and Naturalization Paperwork/Green Card

2. Three (3) State of New Jersey Applications For Permit To Carry A Handgun, form SP642. Must be double sided and notarized. All (3) must be originals. No copies

3. Four (4) color passport size photographs.

4. One (1) Consent for Mental Health Search, form SP066.

5. Written proof of ownership and qualification with the handgun(s) you intend on carrying.

  • a. Proof of ownership can be a purchase receipt or purchase permit or a notarized letter of ownership listing make, model, and serial number of handgun(s). b. Written qualification must be within six (6) months of application and include Instructors Name and Certification, make, model, caliber and serial number of handgun(s) you intend to carry.

6. Money Order in the amount of $50.00 payable to; “Treasurer, State of New Jersey”

ALL APPLICANTS (INITIAL AND RENEWAL) FOR PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN MUST BE FINGERPRINTED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SET UP A FINGERPRINTING APPOINTMENT

  • THE SERVICE CODE FOR CARRY PERMIT FINGERPRINTING IS: 2F164B

  • YOU WILLL NEED AN WTPD CASE # TO GET FINGERPRINTED. YOU WILL GET ONE WHEN YOU DROP OFF YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION

  • YOU WILL NEED WASHINGTON TOWNSHIPS ORI # NJ0026600

** THE REQUIRED WRITTEN FIREARMS QUALIFICATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(B), CAN BE OBTAINED AT MOST FIREARM RANGES THROUGH OUT THE STATE.

** A NEW JERSEY PERMIT TO CARRY IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS FROM TIME OF APPROVAL.

IF ANY OF THE PRECEDING IS NOT COMPLETE OR INCORRECT THE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED AND YOU WILL HAVE TO RE-APPLY

 

 

If you have any questions please contact Sgt. Riedel or Sgt. Parsells at 201-664-1140