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Firearms Applications

The Carneys Point Police Detective Division is responsible for handling firearms applications and firearms investigations.

Residents age 18 or older can apply for a New Jersey Firearms ID Card. This allows the bearer to purchase shotguns and rifles in the State of New Jersey and allows them to transport those weapons to and from gun ranges following the guidelines in NJS 2C:39-6g. ( Online STS 033 Form ) To apply, you must be:

  • 18 years old or older
  • be of good character in the community in which you live
  • never been convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense involving an act of domestic violence
  • not be dependant on drugs/alcohol
  • not be confined for a mental disorder
  • not suffer from a physical defect or disease which would make it unsafe to handle a firearm
  • not be subject to a domestic violence restraining order
  • no criminal record as adult or juvenile involving unlawful use or possession of a weapon

To apply, respond to headquarters and pickuop an application for a permit to purchase a handgun and/or firearms purchaser ID card.You can view helpful information at the following link:  https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/Fars/

Residents may also apply for a handgun permit in addition to the Firearms ID card. A handgun permit is needed for each and every handgun purchased. The handgun permit is only good for 90 days. You may apply for the handgun permit at the time you apply for the Firearms ID Card or you may apply for a handgun permit at any time after you receive your Firearms ID card. The same application (STS-33) is used for both. You must be age 21 or older to receive a handgun permit. There is a $2.00 fee collected for each handgun permit once they are issued.

The following is the process for obtaining a firearms Identification card or permits to purchase handguns. 
Carneys Point Township Police Department Firearms Permits and Identification Cards Instruction

REMEMBER:  NJS 2C:58-15 makes it illegal to leave a loaded firearm accessible to a minor.