Downloadable Forms & Applications

Firearms purchases are governed by New Jersey State Law under Chapter 58 of the 2C Criminal Justice Code. To purchase any type of firearm in New Jersey, a person must possess a firearms identification card (FID card). To specifically purchase a handgun, a person must also possess a Permit to Purchase a Handgun (PPH). As of February 2019 applications for firearms-related matters will be done online through the New Jersey State Police website. This New Jersey State Police website is called the Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS). You MUST appear at the East Greenwich Police Department to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card and/ or Pistol Purchase Permits immediately upon applying.

To apply for a FID Card or PPH, please click on the link below which provides instructions and directions regarding the process.

The ORI Number for East Greenwich Township is as follows: NJ0080300

Firearms Application Process
Permit to Carry a Handgun