Because of the COVID-19 state mandates, all state fingerprint locations are closed. Fingerprinting is necessary for any initial applications for firearms permits or firearms ID cards. Please be aware that this can cause serious delays in processing.


The State of New Jersey is now accepting firearms applications for Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards and Pistol Purchase Permits electronically.

The following website will allow an applicant to apply for Initial and Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase a Handgun:

When completing this electronic form, the applicant will be prompted to enter an Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) number. The ORI is a unique identifier which directs your electronic application to the local licensing authority for the jurisdiction of your residential address. A correct ORI number is essential for processing this electronic form. ORI for Livingston residents only: NJ0071000

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