Firearms ID & Permit Cards

All applications MUST be done through the NJSP/FARS portal. Do not come to the Police Department to apply.

Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

Edgewater Police Department ORI Number     NJ0021300

The Police Department will also conduct an investigation to determine whether the applicant does not meet any of the disabilities set forth by N.J.S. 2C:58-3(e). The average processing time for all initial applications is about 8 - 12 weeks. However, processing time for applicants is subject to the return of all requisite forms from the involved agencies.

Once the application is processed and approved, the applicant will be notified by the Police Department. Applicants must sign the ID Card and / or Purchase Permit in the presence of the issuing Police Authority, therefore the applicant must appear personally. No ID Cards or Purchase Permits will be released to anyone other than the applicant.

The following fees are due upon receipt and are payable by check or money order to the Borough of Edgewater: 

  • $2 for each Firearm Purchase Permit (handgun)
  • $5 for the Firearms Identification Card

Please be assured that every possible effort will be made to process your application quickly.

No phone calls – you must come apply online.