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Firearms Application & Registration System

Willingboro Residents: 


The Willingboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit would like to offer the community the opportunity to ask any questions they have in regards to applying for a Firearm’s Identification Card and/or Handgun Permit.  Please submit your questions to  Once your questions have been reviewed, members of the Criminal Investigations Unit will respond as quickly as possible.  Please realize that we have had a dramatic increase in Firearm Applications, so it may take longer than usual to respond.  

All applications for Firearms ID Cards, Permits to Purchase a Handgun, and Permits to Carry a Handgun must completed ONLINE using the Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS)

​Please read the instructions carefully and completely BEFORE starting the application process.


Click on appropriate tab above for the application instructions and links to apply for a Firearms ID Card (FID), Permit to Purchase a Handgun, or a Permit to Carry a Handgun (PTC).  Things to remember when applying for firearms permits with the Willingboro Police Department are listed below:

  • You MUST be a Willingboro resident

  • Willingboro Township's ORI number is NJ0031700

  • ONE permit to purchase is required for each handgun you wish to purchase

  • You can request multiple permits but you can only purchase one (1) handgun in a 30-day period

  • Permits are only valid for 180 days from the date of issuance.

  • When applying for your first Permit to Purchase a Handgun, you should also apply for a Firearms ID Card as you will need the FID to purchase ammunition. 

  • Photos MUST be passport style photos.

  • You MUST be fingerprinted within 90 days of applying or the system will automatically purge your application.

  • You MUST pay all fees within 90 days of submitting the application or your application will be withdrawn.

  • Any withdrawn application will have to be re-submitted and all fees must be submitted again.  All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Firearms Fee Schedule


  • Applications for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (STS-033): Money Order payable to “Willingboro Township” in the amount of $50.00.

  • Applications to Purchase a Handgun (STS-033): Money Order payable to the “Willingboro Township” in the amount of $25.00 per handgun permit.

  • Applications for a Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (STS-033): There is NO fee.

  • Applications for a Permit to Carry a Handgun (PTC):  Bring a Money Order payable to "Willingboro Township" to the Public Safety Director's Office in the amount of $150.00.  Also, payment in the amount of $50.00 for the State of New Jersey will be made online.

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