The firearms application for an Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Permit to Purchase a Handgun is now electronic. For additional information on the Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and Permit to Purchase a Handgun process, click here.
You MUST have a firearms ID card PRIOR to applying for a Permit to Carry.
Step 1: Visit the website www.njportal.com/NJSP/ConcealedCarry (opens in a new tab) Step 2:When you log on, you must enter the Westfield Police Department ORI# NJ0202000 Step 3:Complete the online application. You must complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.
** THE REQUIRED WRITTEN FIREARMS QUALIFICATION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.J.A.C. 13:54-2.4(B), CAN BE OBTAINED AT MOST FIREARM RANGES THROUGH OUT THE STATE. A LIST IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE NJSP WEBSITE. https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/shooting-ranges.shtml **
** A NEW JERSEY PERMIT TO CARRY IS VALID FOR TWO (2) YEARS FROM TIME OF APPROVAL.
The New Jersey State Police website provides information on the New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms, and frequently asked questions. The site can be found by following this link: www.njsp.org/firearms
The United States Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, and Explosives provides additional information on Federal Firearms and explosive laws via the following link: www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers