Firearm Applications

Application for Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card


  1. Complete and submit a Firearms Purchaser Identification (ID) Card Application STS-33 (PDF). Check the appropriate boxes at top of application. Complete the application in its entirety and, if hand written, please print legibly. Answer all questions fully and provide complete mailing addresses with zip codes for those individuals listed as references. Do not use a relative as a reference.
  2. Complete and submit a Consent for Mental Health Records Search Form SP-66 (PDF)
  3. Application for a permit to purchase a handgun may be made, using the same application, at the time you apply for your initial firearms purchaser identification card. You must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun.
  4. Once the application is submitted you will be given an Identogo by Morphotrust USA form and will need to make an appointment with them so you can be fingerprinted. The cost for the fingerprinting is $52.69.
  5. Once processing of the application is complete there will be a $5 fee for an initial Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card and a $2 fee for each permit to purchase a handgun (if applied for). The fee(s) can be paid in cash (exact change) or by personal check.
  6. Applications are accepted every Tuesday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Please call 609-737-3100, ext. 0 in advance to ensure a detective is available. Applications will not be accepted by dispatchers.

Application for Permit to Purchase Handgun, or Replace a Damaged, Lost or Stolen Identification Card 


You must be 21 years of age to purchase a handgun.

  1. Complete and submit a Firearms Purchasers ID Card Application STS-33. Check the appropriate boxes at top of application. Complete the application in its entirety and, if hand written, please print legibly. Answer all questions fully and provide complete mailing addresses with zip codes for those individuals listed as references. Do not use a relative as a reference.
  2. Complete and submit Consent for Mental Health Records Search Form SP-66
  3. Applicants who currently possess a Firearms Purchaser ID Card must also complete a criminal history record information request for a non-criminal justice purpose form if they wish to:
    • Replace a current lost or stolen identification card
    • Replace a mutilated identification card
    • Change an address on a current identification card
    • Change their name on identification card
    • Change of Sex on identification card
    • Apply to purchase a handgun(s)

Criminal History Record


This is completed by:

  1. Logging onto the website
  2. Complete online form 212A, a highlighted block
  3. Enter the nine digit Originating Agency Identification Number (ORI) NJ0110600
  4. Follow the prompts for demographic and payment information. There is a $20 fee for the submission. Upon completion of the form the applicant will receive an email confirmation and receipt that will include a confirmation number. Please bring a copy of the email confirmation receipt when dropping off your application.
  5. The request will be forwarded to the Police Department's work queue for approval and submission to the New Jersey State Police for processing.

Processing


Once processing of the application is complete there will be a $5 fee for an initial Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card and a $2 fee for each permit to purchase a handgun (if applied for). The fee(s) can be paid in cash (exact change) or by personal check.

Applications are accepted every Tuesday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Please call 609-737-3100, ext. 0 in advance to ensure a detective is available. Applications will not be accepted by dispatchers.


Hard Copies


Firearms paperwork and applications can be obtained at the Hopewell Township Police Department (can be picked up anytime).

Results


After the processing of the application is completed you will be notified by the investigating Detective if your application has been approved or denied. If the application is approved the Detective will set up a date and time for you to come pick up the Firearms Identification Card and or permit(s).