FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION CARDS
The applicant should first obtain the Firearms ID Card Application, Handgun Purchase Permit Application, other applications and related instructions that may be required. The applications are available at the Police Department or by following the link below to the NJSP Firearms Forms Web Page.
Once the application has been obtained the applicant must come to the Police Department to make an appointment to be fingerprinted at an independent facility authorized by the State of New Jersey. The applicant will be given the paperwork necessary to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at the independent facility. Currently, the location closest to Berkeley Heights is in South Plainfield.
In addition to the State required fees, the Berkeley Heights Police Department charges a $5.00 processing fee for the Firearms ID Card. The fee can be paid in cash or by personal check, made payable to the Township of Berkeley Heights when the card is picked up.
PURCHASE A HANDGUN
If the applicant is applying for a Firearms ID card at the same time that they are applying for a Permit to Purchase, a separate criminal history check is not necessary.
If the applicant is applying for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun within a year of last being fingerprinted, the applicant will need an $ 18.00 Bank or Postal Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or Cashiers Check
for a Criminal History Check. Please make the check payable to: NJ Division of State Police- SBI. No personal checks or cash will be accepted.
There is an additional $ 2.00 fee for the Permit to Purchase a handgun. This can be paid in cash or personal check made out to the Township of Berkeley Heights.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
A background check is required to issue a new Firearms ID Card. If the change of address occurs more than a year after the applicant has last been fingerprinted for firearms, you will be required to be fingerprinted at the independent facility as mentioned above. A Criminal History check will be sufficient ( $ 18.00 fee ) if the applicant has been fingerprinted within a year.
Mental Health Form
This form will be included in the application package if required. The form must be completed and your signature witnessed. An officer can be your witness when you submit the completed application.
ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE DETECTIVE BUREAU AT 908 464 1111
NJSP Firearms Information
NJSP Firearms Application Forms