All Firearm Fingerprint processing is now done off-site.
Information can be obtained at Woolwich Police Headquarters.
(See "Forms to Download" page for links to Firearms Forms)
In order to expedite your firearms application processing, the Woolwich Township Police Department asks that you follow the instructions outlined below. All the forms and the instruction sheet required for the application process are available here. The forms will require Adobe Acrobat to view (Available free online) and can filled out and printed online, but cannot be saved with completed information. If you are unable to obtain the forms online, they are available at the Woolwich Township Police Department Monday - Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Application for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Card
Application for Permit to Purchase Handgun
You must be 21 years of age and possess a Firearms I.D. card to purchase a handgun. Complete and submit a "Permit to Purchase a Handgun" application, and a "Consent for Mental Health Records Search Form". Check the appropriate box for a "Permit to Purchase a Handgun" at the top of the application. Enter the number of permits to purchase a handgun requested in the upper right portion of the application. Use the application links in the previous section.
Application for Duplicate I.D. Card (because of change of address, lost or stolen card, etc.
If you have never had a firearm Purchasers Identification Car or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun issued by the State of New Jersey, your application must be accompanied by a cashiers check, certified check or money order in the amount of $60.25 MADE PAYABALE TO THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE – S.B.I. This check will cover the State of New Jersey costs associated your fingerprint check and records checks that will be conducted by the New Jersey State, and Federal Bureaus of Investigation. If you have already been issued a Firearms Purchasers Identification Card and have been fingerprinted with both the State of New Jersey and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprint cards and seek to purchase a permit for an additional handgun, your application must be accompanied by a cashiers check or money order in the amount of $18.00 made payable to the Division of State Police – S.B.I. This check will cover the fee for a Request for Criminal History Record Information for Non-Criminal Justice Purpose. The Woolwich Township Police Departments conducts firearms investigations at no costs to residents. Firearms investigation is a secondary function of the investigative bureau. As such, these investigations are conducted as time permits and are solely dependent on the criminal caseload at the time of the application. Normally, firearms investigations will take 6-8 weeks to complete. However the Detective Bureau is required to receive a clearance from the New Jersey State Police. State clearances times also vary.
Because of the very important nature of these investigations, we ask for your patience and understanding during the process.
After the processing for the permit is completed, we will notify you whether your application was approved or denied. If the permit(s) were approved, you may pick your Firearms I.D. Card or Permit(s) at the Woolwich Township Police Department located at 120 Village Green Drive Woolwich Township, NJ 08085. All firearms documents must be picked up during business hours (Monday-Friday 9-5:00pm) and the applicant must bring a valid form of identification.
If you wish to transfer a shotgun, rifle, black powder weapon or a BB gun, please use the Certificate of Eligibility to register the transaction.
Applicant must complete criminal history waiver. This form must be signed in the presence of a detective.
No appointment is necessary All Firearms paperwork and applications can be obtained on-line or at the Woolwich Township Police Department’s Records Office.
$5.00 For application for Firearms Purchaser Identification - Made payable to the Woolwich Township Police Department
$18.00 For request for Criminal History Record Information for Non-Criminal Justice Purpose. Made payable to the New Jersey State Police S.B.I.