If you have any questions regarding the following instructions and/or forms, please contact either:

Debra Egbert
by phone: 973-627-4900 x 305
by email:degbert@denvillepolice.org

Mary Moore
by phone: 973-627-4900 x 301
by email:mmoore@denvillepolice.org


INITIAL FIREARMS PURCHASER IDENTIFICATION CARD (FPIC) ONLY; or INITIAL FPIC IN CONJUNCTION WITH A PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN

There are two components for applying for a Firearm's Identification Card.

First you must receive from our department a "Universal Fingerprint Form" with our department's information included. You then need to contact Morpho Trak to set up an appointment to have your Federal and State fingerprints taken. Instructions will be on this form. This form can be obtained from the records department during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring appropriate identification.

Second you must complete the following two forms and submit them to our department. You may also voluntarily submit a copy of your driver's license, birth certificate and/or social security card

Upon approval, you will be notified by the Police Department. There will be a $5.00 fee payable to the Township of Denville Police at the time you receive your ID card. This fee may be paid by cash or personal check. There will also be a $ 2.00 fee for each handgun permit received.


DUPLICATE FIREARMS PURCHASER ID CARD (CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR LOST/STOLEN CARD)

You must complete the following forms and submit to our department:

You must also request your Criminal History Record from the NJSP by logging onto the below webiste and selecting On Line Form 212A.  Enter the Denville Police Department ORI # NJ0140800 where requested and follow the prompts for demographics and payment information ($20).

https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/ 

You may also voluntary submit a photocopy of your driver's license, proof of citizenship (example: birth certificate, passport), a photocopy of your Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, if not lost or stolen.

Upon approval, you will be notified by the Police Department. Upon receipt of your new Firearm's ID Card, you are required to hand in your old card, unless it was lost or stolen. 


PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN WHEN YOU ALREADY POSSESS A FIREARMS PURCHASER IDENTIFICATION CARD

You must complete the following forms and submit to our department:

You must also request your Criminal History Record from the NJSP by logging onto the below webiste and selecting On Line Form 212A.  Enter the Denville Police Department ORI # NJ0140800 where requested and follow the prompts for demographics and payment information ($20).

https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/

You may also voluntary submit a photocopy of your driver's license, proof of citizenship (example: birth certificate, passport), a photocopy of your Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, if not lost or stolen.

Upon approval, you will be notified by the Police Department.  There will be a $2.00 fee which must be paid at the Police Department. This fee may be paid by cash or personal check. 


CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY

The State of New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility [S.P. 634] Form must be completed for each transfer of ownership of a shotgun or rifle (including black powder or BB rifle). Two original copies should be completed with the transferor and receiver each retaining a copy. 


VOLUNTARY FIREARMS REGISTRATION

The State of New Jersey Voluntary Form of Firearms Registration Form [S.P. 650I] should be completed if you wish to voluntarily register your firearm with the State of New Jersey. Three original copies should be completed.
- One copy is to be mailed to: Superintendent of State Police, Box 7068 - Data Reduction Unit, P.O. Box 7068, West Trenton, N.J. 08628-0068
- A second copy should be mailed to: Chief of Police, Denville Township Police Department, 1 St. Mary's Place, Denville, N.J. 07834
- The last copy should be retained for your records.

Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24  Voluntary Firearms Registration Form - Fillable (Not Compatible with Microsoft Edge Browser)
Adobe_PDF_file_icon_24x24 Voluntary Firearms Registration Form - Not Fillable (Must be printed and completed by hand)





MULTIPLE HANDGUN PURCHASE EXEMPTION

Applicants expressing a desire to apply for an exemption to the "one Handgun every thirty days" law can submit an Application for Multiple Handgun Purchase Exemption Form along with an Application for Multiple Handgun Purchase Exemption Seller/Transferor Certification Form to our department. Applicant is to provide any documentation, if applicable, in support of the exemption request. Our department will retain the requisite number of approved and valid permits as requested until such time as the completed and approved (or denied) application for exemption is received from the state.

On return of an approved (or denied) exemption application, our department will provide a copy of the application form to the applicant, and return to him/her all permits to purchase a handgun previously retained by our department.