The NJ Firearms application process is now an automated process. Applicants access has been placed online to streamline the process and to keep applicants informed of the progress of the application. This new system is designed to decrease your wait time for permits and ID Cards.

The online application is applicant user driven, so please ensure that you have entered the accurate information, phone numbers for yourself and references also include the most up to date email addresses for yourself and references.

When you log on, you must enter the Bloomingdale Police Department’s ORI #: NJ0160100

Please ensure that the agency ORI number is correct on the form. If an incorrect ORI number is entered on the form, you will NOT receive a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase. You will then have to re-apply using the correct ORI number and pay for the process again. A refund cannot be issued.

Your references can complete the questionnaire using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. The new system called F.A.R.S. will email to the listed references a series of questions that need to be answered accurately and truthfully for the application to be considered valid. Please advise your listed references to complete the questions as soon as possible to make sure your background investigation starts in a timely fashion.

All applicants using this new system will continuously receive automated updates via email throughout the entire new process.

Once your application is approved, you will again be contacted via phone to pick up your finished Firearms ID card (F.I.D.) or associated pistol purchase permit documents from the Bloomingdale Police Firearms Unit.

Under no circumstances is the applicant to come to the Bloomingdale Police Department until you are notified via phone that your purchase permits or ID cards (Fire Arms ID) are ready for pickup. You are REQUIRED to PAY for your documents and show a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license) at this time.  Check or Money Order made out to the Bloomingdale Police Department, NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.


The fee schedule is as follows:

  • Initial NJ Firearm ID (F.I.D.) Card $5.00

  • NJ Permits to Purchase a Handgun - $2.00 per permit.                                                                         

  • Replacement NJ Firearm (F.I.D.) Card Replacements – no charge

To start the process of the Firearms Application, click the link below


If applicants have any further questions, please feel free to contact police headquarters at 973-838-0158 and ask to speak with a member of the Firearms Unit.  If one is not on duty, you will be connected to a member’s voicemail extension. 

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