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FARS (Firearms Applicant Registration System) Procedure
for Lower Township Applicants

The NJ Firearms application process is now online in order to streamline the process and keep applicants informed of the status of their application.  Please read instructions FIRST and have all of your information ready before you begin, as you will have 20 minutes to complete the application before it “times out” and you have to begin again.

Step 1:  Go to to begin your application (click the online S.T.S. 033 Form button).  You will need Lower Township Police’s ORI number to begin.  It is NJ0050500. After entry, check to ensure it states “LOWER TWP PD”

Step 2:  Complete the online application, using a smartphone, mobile device or computer. 

  1. If you have NEVER been fingerprinted for firearms purposes and you NEVER had a NJ Firearms ID Card, you are an INITIAL Applicant and check the top box on the app. If you are 21 or older and also would like permits to purchase a handgun, also check that box & enter the # of permits you are requesting. You will need to go for fingerprinting with the Universal Fingerprint Form that will be generated after successful submission of this application and you will receive a confirmation email. There is a link below the form that you can click on to schedule your appointment or you can call them at 877-503-5981 to schedule an appointment. There is a fee for fingerprinting that is paid to the vendor.
  1. However, if you HAVE been fingerprinted before for firearm purposes and HAVE a NJ Firearms ID Card, and require a new/updated ID Card, check the appropriate box and/or if you are requesting permits, check that box and the # of permits you are requesting. Upon successful submission of this application and credit card payment, you will have completed the application and 212A requirements and will receive a confirmation email.


Below are some tips on information that you will need:

  • Name & AddressALL information on your application needs to MATCH your driver’s license. If you are a Jr., etc. and it is on your D/L, it needs to be on your app. If you are a female, your MAIDEN Name or “N/A” is required on your forms. For addresses, the city on your app needs to match your D/L and please include St., Ave. etc., whichever is appropriate.
  • SBI # - Applicants that ALREADY have a Firearms ID Card, your SBI # is the # on your card.
  • References - Reference letters will be sent via EMAIL. Please have 2 references - names, addresses, phone numbers & emails ready to enter before you begin. Please confirm that you have a correct and current email addresses PRIOR to completing your application. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, or computer.

The application is applicant driven, therefore missing/incorrect information will slow the progress of your app. If errors are made, email correct info to to see if error can be corrected as not all can be corrected and application may need to be redone.

PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS:  You will be receiving automated EMAIL updates from the system and there is no need to call the station when you receive them as we see the updates in the system.  If there is an issue or question, we will contact you, most likely via EMAIL.

If your application includes a request for permit(s), PREPAYMENT at the station will be required, prior to final approval. You will be contacted via EMAIL if you application is approved and prepayment is required.

LTPD FEES: - Initial NJ ID Card - $5, Replacements/Updates - $0   NJ E-Permits to Purchase a Handgun - $2 each

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