All firearm applications must be completed online through the links listed on this page.
NJ Residents: The Police Department that serves your community must assist you with your firearm application. Ex. - If you reside in a State Police jurisdiction or a Local Police Department jurisdiction, you must contact that State Police Station or Local Police Department for all assistance.
Dual Residents: If you are a dual resident of another state in addition to the State of New Jersey, you must apply to the jurisdiction you reside within New Jersey.
Out of State Applicants: If you live outside of the State of New Jersey and are not a dual resident, you must apply to the closest NJSP Station to your residence in driving mileage. These are the list of NJSP Stations that must be contacted before applying as an out of State applicant. Click here
You MUST contact your state or local police department for the following inquiries:
If you contact the NJSP Firearms Investigation Unit regarding an issue that must be handled by your State or Local Police Department, you will not receive a reply.
If you reside in a STATE POLICE AREA and have a question regarding your application, contact your State Police station firearms investigator. (Click here) Station contact and ORI list
Troop A – NJSP South Firearm Email ContactsNJSPBellmawrFirearms@njsp.gov
Troop B – North Firearm Email ContactsNJSPHopeFirearms@njsp.gov
Troop C – Central Firearm Email ContactsNJSPBordentownFirearms@njsp.gov
Any shooting instruction should be conducted by a certified firearms instructor that must provide a copy of their certification to the person they train. Certified firearm instructors can advise individuals on the lawful and safe handling and storage of firearms in the State of New Jersey. They must also provide in-person New Jersey Use of Force instruction, and target training on a firing range to demonstrate proficiency. A certified firearms instructor can conduct this training at any shooting range that possesses the capability to achieve these goals to be compliant with the lawful standards for the State of New Jersey.
P.O. Box 7068
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068
FirearmsDealers@njsp.gov- Current firearms dealers or Aspiring retail / Wholesale firearms dealer
RPO@njsp.gov- Questions regarding your Retired Police Officer Permit to Carry
FirearmsInvestUnit@njsp.gov- (See top of this page, above, before using this email) If you submitted an online firearm application or Permit to Carry application to a Local Police Department or State Police Station, DO NOT send an email to this email address because you will not receive a reply.
For any questions related to your application, or submission of a new firearm application, contact the Police Department you are applying to or have applied to.
If you have a firearms question that is a not related to the above listed issues listed on this page, please utilize this email. Please note, the NJSP Firearms Investigation Unit does not provide legal advice.