Applicant must be a Toms River Township resident.
Firearms application forms may be obtained and completed online via https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/FARS Complete instructions are on the State website. Toms River Police Departments ORI # is NJ0150700. Upon completion you will be instructed to print the conformation form. Bring that paperwork, Driver’s License and Firearms ID card (if applicable) to the Police Department in order to begin the process. The FARS system will email you information. Check you email for updates. If you do not see an email in a timely manner, check you spam or junk folder.
Eff. 12/22/2022 the fee for Firearms ID Cards are $ 50.00. Purchase Permits are $ 25.00 each
Fingerprints are required if the applicant has not previously been issued a New Jersey State Police S. B. I. number and has not been fingerprinted, at least once, for firearms, within the State of New Jersey.
A Criminal History Record Request (S. B. I. 212A) is required if applicant has previously been issued a New Jersey State Police S. B. I. number and has been fingerprinted, at least once, for firearms, within the State of New Jersey.
Here is the Toms River Police instruction sheet for Permit to Carry applicants. TRPD Permit to Carry Instructions – 01-10-23
Eff. 12/22/2022 the fee for Permit to Carry is $200.00; A money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to; “Treasurer, State of New Jersey” and a check or money order in the amount of $150.00 payable to “Toms River Township
Applicants can pay the Toms River fees on line with a credit card using Municipay. The Money Order for the state must still come with the application. Municipay charges a $ 3.00 service fee for using the credit card. Here is a link to the site:
Link to NJSP Permit to Carry Application. https://nj.gov/njsp/firearms/pdf/sp-642.pdf
Fingerprints are required for a Permit to Carry applicant, for initial application.
PERMIT TO CARRY APPLICATIONS MUST BE DELIVERED, IN PERSON BY THE APPLICANT, TO THE TOMS RIVER POLICE DEPARTMENT, RECORDS DIVISION, AT 255 OAK AVENUE, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753.
The applicant will be required to present either a valid New Jersey Driver’s license or another comparable form of photo identification. Applicant will be provided further assistance and instructions.
Firearms Laws in New Jersey – For information of state laws on possession, purchase, and carrying of firearms go the New Jersey State Police website (see link below).