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Firearms Applications

Applications for firearms are handled by the Office of the Chief of Police. This includes initial application for firearms identification cards, changes of address, handgun permits, and other related matters. Applicants must pick up an application packet (which contains forms and materials specific to the type of permit that the applicant is requesting), complete the required information, and return the materials along with applicable fees to the Police Department. From there, the applicant may undergo a background investigation and fingerprinting, if applicable.

There are certain fees that apply to firearms permits. The specific fees that apply are detailed in the information packet that an applicant must pick up. For background purposes, some of the fees are listed below. Refer to your information packet for exact fees.

The following fees can be paid by cash, check, or money order payable to the "Egg Harbor Township Police Department". Your method payment must be in exact amount due, change is not available.
$5.00 Application for "Firearms Identification Card
$2.00 Application for Permit to Purchase Handgun

The following fee must be paid by Cashier's Check, Certified Check, or Money Order payable to the "Division of State Police- S.B.I.".
$20.00 Application for "Permit to Purchase a Handgun" and/or "Duplicate I.D. Card". A Criminal History Record check is required.

Some applicants will be required to be fingerprinted. The service is provided by a company named MorphoTrak; the Police Department no longer provides fingerprinting for Firearms permitting. If you are an applicant that requires fingerprinting, when you return your completed packet you will be given additional forms and information on how to schedule an appointment with MorphoTrak for the State and F.B.I. fingerprinting process.

We will notify you by mail when the Firearms Identification Card and/or Handgun Permit has been issued.

More information regarding firearms laws, regulations, and forms may be found on the New Jersey State Police website, by clicking here or generally at http://www.njsp.org

Form Samples
Your packet may include these forms, provided here for your reference:
Background Release Authorization Form
Consent for Mental Health Records Search
Application for Firearms ID Card or the Purchase a Handgun

Office of the Chief of Police
Toni Jackson, Secretary
609-926-4038 and 609-926-4036

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