How do I complete the online Firearms Application?

FARS Application Procedure for Applicants:

First make sure your address is in the Borough of Red Bank.  Your zipcode of 07701 is only for mail delivery and many addresses are in Middletown Township, Shrewsbury Borough, or Fair Haven Borough.  You can only make a FARS application to Red Bank if you physically live in Red Bank Borough.  Any questions please call us at 

(732) 530-2712.

Visit the NJSP website

Enter the ORI# for Red Bank Borough  NJ0134000

Complete the online application.  You will need the email addresses of 2 reputable references.

You MUST appear at the Red Bank Police Department to PAY for your INITIAL FID Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permits.  Your application WILL NOT be processed until you have PAID for the FID Card/Handgun Purchase Permit(s).  Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per 

NJAC 13:54-1.4.

You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.

Once your application is complete, a department representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or handgun purchase permit documents.

Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered.

The on-line application is applicant driven.  Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.

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