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 $50.00 / Purchase Permits $25.00. Township of Washington Police accepts Money Order 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
***Be advised there is now a $25.00 non-refundable fee per permit. The Firearms ID Card Fee is $150.00. Other standard fees still apply and must be paid in full before being processed. All fees must be paid by either check or money order and made out to the Township of Washington PRIOR to any application being processed***
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 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. Two (2) State of New Jersey Applications For Permit To Carry A Handgun, form SP642. Must be double sided and notarized. All (2) must be originals. No copies.
3. Three (3) color passport size photographs. (1.5 inch x 1.5 inch)
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”
7. Money order in the amount of $150.00 payable to Washington Township
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 LIST IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE STATE POLICE WEBSITE, WWW.NJSP.ORG > PUBLIC INFORMATION > FIREARMS INFORMATION > NEW JERSEY SHOOTING RANGES FOR RPO QUALIFICATION.
** 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