Firearms Processing

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Firearms application processing is necessary for the following:

  • Firearms Purchaser ID Card (Rifles, Shotguns, etc.)
  • Pistol purchase permits
  • Change of address
  • Lost or mutilated ID card

Firearms Application Process & Requirements

To learn more or begin the firearms application process, read on below or visit 

Expedited Process

To begin the new online NJSP Firearms Application and Registration System (F.A.R.S.) click here.

Please ensure that the Town of Boonton ORI number is correct on the form and all information provided. If an incorrect ORI number is entered on the form, you will NOT receive a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase. You will then have to re-apply using the correct ORI number and pay for the process again. A refund cannot be issued.

The Town of Boonton Police Department ORI NUMBER to be used by Town of Boonton residents ONLY is: NJ0140100

If you have never been fingerprinted before for firearms purposes, you will need to go for fingerprinting with the Universal Fingerprint form that will be generated after successful submission of this form. However, if you have been fingerprinted before for firearm purposes, upon completion of this form and payment, you will have completed both the S.T.S. 033 and 212A requirements.

Be Advised

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

Notify your references that the F.A.R.S. system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references will be able to complete the questions using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation. 

Payment for your Firearms Identification Card and Pistol Permit(s) - whichever you have selected - will be collected at the time of pick-up. Please see below for more information regarding fees.

If you experience difficulties with the online F.A.R.S. system or if you have technical or payment-related issues, contact the New Jersey e-Government Services Help Desk at (609) 586-2600.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact the Town of Boonton Police Department Firearms Unit at (973) 402-9371 ext. 438 or e-mail


$50 for the Firearms Identification Card - This one-time fee is payable to the Town of Boonton Police Department and may be made by either check or money order. The ID card is good for as long as you remain eligible to own a firearm in the State of New Jersey and reside at the same address.

$25 for each handgun permit - You will need one permit for each handgun you wish to purchase.

Please note: Check or Money Order is preferred as we can only accept payment in cash during normal business hours of the Town of Boonton (8:30am - 4:00pm, Monday through Friday). Please make payment out to the Town of Boonton.

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