Instructions for Firearms Applicants

All forms must be typed online and printed. Remember to hit the clear button once printed.

Please CAREFULLY follow the instructions listed below in order to expedite the firearms application process.

Application for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card

  1. Complete the pdf form online, print it, and submit an Application for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit. Relatives or two persons from the same household are not acceptable as references.
  2. Complete the pdf form online, print it, and submit the Consent for Mental Health Records Search form. (witness is a police agent)
  3. Submit a copy of your NJ Driver's License.
  4. Submit $5.00 cash or check made payable to Tewksbury Township Police Department .
  5. Come to Police Headquarters with TYPED, completed forms. Contact Jean Marie DuHamel at headquarters 908-439-3477 for availability and to obtain information regarding fingerprinting with IDENTIGO.com.
  6. You may apply for pistol permits using the same form.

Application for Permit to Purchase Handgun

  1. Complete and submit the Application for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit with the number of handguns requested located at the top right of the form. NOTE. Unless exempt, you can only purchase one pistol permit per month.Relatives or two persons from the same household and are not acceptable as references.
  2. Submit $2.00 fee for each handgun requested in cash or check made payable to Tewksbury Township Police Department.
  3. Submit a copy of your NJ State Driver's License and Firearms Identification Card.
  4. Submit Consent for Mental Health Records Search - signature is witnessed by a police agent.
  5. If your Firearms Purchaser ID Card is from another department, follow the instructions for Application for Firearms Purchaser ID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit and check the appropriate box.
  6. The NJ State Police Criminal History Record Request may be accessed by clicking here. The ORI number is NJ0102400.

Application for Duplicate I.D. Card

  1. Complete the pdf form online, print, and submit the Application for Firearms Purchaser ID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit and check the appropriate box. Relatives or two persons from the same household are not acceptable as references.
  2. Submit $5.00 fee cash or check made payable to Tewksbury Township Police Department
  3. Return the old ID Card when the new one is issued.
  4. The NJ State Police Criminal History Record Request may be accessed by clicking here. The ORI number is NJ0102400.
  5. Click here to submit the form to request a waiver for your records from originating police department.
  6. Submit a copy of your NJ State Driver's License.
  7. Complete the pdf form online, print it, and submit the Consent for Mental Health Records Search form. (witness is police agent)

Additional State Police Firearms Forms