Image result for firearms licensingUPDATE – AS OF 3/24/2020 – We are still accepting all Firearms applications but be advised the application process will be delayed, if they are able to be completed at all due to the current COVID 19 Health Crisis.  This is due to a few different components needed to complete your paperwork.  Initial applications will be delayed indefinitely due to the fact that contracted fingerprint sites are currently closed.  Mental Health checks are also experiencing heavy delays.  Due to Executive order 107, the National Institute Criminal Background Check System which is ran by the New Jersey State Police is currently suspended.    Please be advised that firearms stores are deemed non essential and are closed.


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

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