Chief Stephen Gordon
Ogdensburg Police Department
PO Box 45 Ogdensburg. NJ 07439
Phone 973.827.3160/ Fax 973.827.0271
Applying for a permit to Carry a Handgun
Firearms Application Procedure
This procedure pertains to initial applications for Firearms Purchaser ID card, duplicate FPID, permit to purchase a handgun, change of name, address or sex.
Step 1: Visit this website. You MUST enter the site address exactly as follows: https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars
Step 2: Enter the Ogdensburg Police Department nine digit ORI #: NJ0191600
(You WILL NOT be able to complete the FARS on line application WITHOUT THE PROPER ORI#)
Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. When completing the application you will need the correct email addresses of two (2) reputable references. Your references should not be family members.
- Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately, which will expedite your background investigation.
- You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
- Disclosure of your social security number and driver’s license details are voluntary. However, without it, the processing of the application may be delayed.
- The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
Step 4: Once your application is processed, a station representative will contact you to advise the application is pending approval. At that time the applicant must appear at the Ogdensburg Police Headquarters and submit payment ($5.00 for FID Card, $2.00 per pistol permit). No application will receive final approval until paid. FID cards and permits will arrive in the applicant supplied email.