Monroe Township Police Department - Monroe Township, Middlesex County, NJ

Firearm Procedures

Be Advised the Monroe Twp. Police Department is now accepting Applications for Firearms Identification Cards and or Handgun Purchasers Permits online.

Step 1:  Visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows: www.njportal.com/njsp/fars

Step 2: You MUST enter the correct ORI Number.  NJ0121300

       (You will not be able to complete the FARS online application WITHOUT THE PROPER ORI #)

Step 3:  Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. When completing the application you will need the email address of two (2) reputable references. Your references CAN be family members.

Step 4:   You MUST appear at the Monroe Twp. Police Department to PAY for your INITIAL FID Card and or Pistol Purchase Permits.  Your application WILL NOT be processed until you have PAID for the FID Card/ Pistol Permits.  Non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJAC 13:54-1.4. Please print out the confirmation page and bring it with you when you make your payment. Please have valid photo identification at the time or your appointment.

Please call to make an appointment to submit your payment. 732-521-0222 ext. 153 or ext. 121.

(Payment can be in the form of Cash, Check or Money Order made out to the Monroe Twp. Police Department.)

* Fees are $5.00 for the INITIAL FID Card and $2.00 for each Pistol Purchase Permit. There is no fee for duplicate or replacement FID Cards.

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

* Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve you FID Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permit Documents.

* Please advise your references that the FARS System will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your reference can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.

* The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone number for yourself and reference as well as the best email address for yourself and references.

* While entering your Social Security Number is not required, it will help with the Application Process.

* Remember to ALWAYS Safely Store your Firearms*


Monroe Township Police
3 Municipal Plaza
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Middlesex County
732.521.0222 OR 609.655.3250
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