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Firearms Instructions for Middle Township residents

First time Applicants

* The falsification of information on any of the applications for firearms permits is a violation of N.J.S. 2C:39-10c and is crime of the third degree. Any falsification may result in criminal charges against you.

INITIAL FIREARMS ID (FAID card) is for people who have NEVER had a New Jersey FAID card before and take approximately 4-6 weeks. This application requires you to be fingerprinted. The FAID card covers all long arms such as rifles and shotguns. Handguns require an additional purchaser’s permit (see below).

RESIDENCY in Middle Township is required. Address on driver’s license must match application.

No P.O. Boxes will be accepted.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 18 and up for an FAID card and 21 and up for Handgun Purchase Permits.

FEE IS REQUIRED with completed application by cash or check payable to Middle Township Police Dept.

  • $5.00 FAID (Firearms ID Card)
  • $2.00 each Handgun Permit

FIREARMS APPLICATION and MENTAL HEALTH FORMS (Your Signature must be witnessed by Middle Township Police staff) and must be returned completed to Police Records for a Case Number before scheduling of fingerprints occurs.

THESE FORMS ACCOMPANY all phases of the application process.

REFERENCES (NO Relatives) must include complete mailing address/zip codes and phone numbers/area codes. Choose wisely as awaiting receipt of your references could delay processing of your application.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER is required.

FEMALES: Include your maiden name in parentheses or mark “Never Been Married” where applicable.

FINGERPRINTING (additional fee required) must be done at an IdentoGo Site, the closest of which is located at the Woodbine Developmental Center. You will receive your Fingerprint Form with Case number upon receipt of completed Application and Mental Health Forms at Police Dept. Read carefully and follow all instructions.

RETURN FINGERPRINT FORMS and RECEIPTS to Middle Township Police Dept.

NOTIFICATION WILL BE MADE BY PHONE when completed so be sure to include your phone number.

Note: If you are over 21 and wish to file for a handgun purchase permit you may do so in this initial application process.

Handgun Permits

  • Applications for permits made after the FAID process will take approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Only one (1) handgun can be purchased within a 30 day period.
  • Unused permits may be extended one time only an additional 90 days at the discretion of the Chief of Police.

You will need to complete the following forms for Handgun Permits:

Firearms Application Form

Mental Health Form (Your Signature must be witnessed by Middle Township Police staff.)

In addition you are mandated by NJ State Police to complete an online form ($20 online fee required) which can be obtained from Middle Township Police Records.

Change of Address/ Name Change

NO CHARGE for Change of Address or Name Change.

DRIVER’S LICENSE address must reflect new address.

You will need to complete the following forms for a Change of Address:

Firearms Application Form

Mental Health Form   Your Signature must be witnessed by Middle Township Police staff.

In addition you are mandated by NJ State Police to complete an online form ($20 online fee required) which can be obtained from Middle Township Police Records.

Lost/ Stolen/ Mutilated Card

NO CHARGE for Lost or Stolen card.

You will need to complete the following forms for a Lost or Stolen Card:

Firearms Application Form

Mental Health Form (Your Signature must be witnessed by Middle Township Police staff.)

In addition you are mandated by NJ State Police to complete an online form ($20 online fee required) which can be obtained from Middle Township Police Records.