Firearms Permits and Registration

The Voorhees Police Department Firearms Identification Unit assists residents with the application, processing, and registration of firearms.  The Firearms Identification Unit Clerk, Dominique Decker, may be reached at 856-627-5858 ext.1138 or via email at ddecker@vtpd.com.

The firearms application process is now electronic. Please follow the below instructions for the Firearms Reporting System.

FARS Application Procedures for Applicants

 

**First time applicants can contact the FARS clerk (Dominique Decker) at 856-627-5858 ext.1138 for additional information and assistance regarding the process**

 

Step 1: visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows:

https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars

 

Step 2: When you log on, you must enter the Voorhees Police Department’s ORI #: NJ0043400

 

Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

 

When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:

  1. 1 Permit is required for each handgun you are wish to purchase (each permit is $2)
  2. You can purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period
  3. Permits are good for up to 180 days (with renewal after 90 days
  4. If you decide you want another handgun permit, and you didn’t get more than one initially, you will need to apply again.

 

Step 4: You will need to submit payment at the Police department for your permits and, if applicable, the Firearms ID card. Permits to Purchase handguns are $2 for each permit, and $5 for the ID card.

 

*You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.

*Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.

*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 to progress your background investigation.

*The on-line 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.

**THE SYSTEM WILL NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR ID CARD AND/OR PERMITS ARE READY, BUT THE PAPERWORK MAY STILL BE IN THE CHIEF’S OFFICE FOR SIGNATURE.  PLEASE WAIT FOR NOTIFICATION FROM STEPHANIE FOWLER BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO GO TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PICK UP YOUR ID CARD AND PERMITS.  THIS IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**

 

 

 

The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms, and frequently asked questions. The site can be found by following this link:

http://www.njsp.org/firearms/index.shtml

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The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives provides additional information on Federal firearms and explosive laws via the following link:

https://www.atf.gov/questions-and-answers

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