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LAKEWOOD ORI: NJ0151400

Attention to ALL APPLICANTS, after July 5, 2022, the following law pertains to you:
Under the New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice, 2C:58-3 (c) (11) and (d),

In order to obtain a permit to purchase a handgun or a firearms purchaser identification card, the applicant shall demonstrate that, within four years prior to the date of the application, the applicant satisfactorily completed a course of instruction approved by the superintendent in the lawful and safe handling and storage of firearms. The applicant shall be required to demonstrate completion of a course of instruction only once prior to obtaining either a firearms purchaser identification card or the applicant’s first permit to purchase a handgun.

The applicant shall not be required to demonstrate completion of a course of instruction in order to obtain any subsequent permit to purchase a handgun, to replace an existing firearms purchaser identification card, or to renew a firearms purchaser identification card.

The Lakewood Police Department requires the following fees for all applications:

ID Card: $50.00
Permit to Purchase: $25.00

These fees MUST be received before the Lakewood Police Firearms Unit will begin your Firearms Background Investigation.

You may come to the Lakewood Police Department Records Office, Monday thru Friday, between the hours of 9:15am to 4:45pm. EXACT CHANGE, CASHIER CHECK, BANK CHECK, or MONEY ORDER ONLY.

NO PERSONAL OR BUSINESS CHECKS ACCEPTED

Firearms Application Information is available at https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/Fars/Form33/OriValidation

Enter NJ0151400 in the ORI Number Field.

Permit to Carry a Handgun Instructions

AS OF AUGUST 2023: PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AT THE LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT. PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW TO BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION.

Link to firearms permit to carry online application: Concealed Carry Permits (njportal.com)

Forms to download: Firearms Forms to Download | New Jersey State Police (nj.gov)

The application MUST include the PTC Use of Force and Qualification form (S.P.182) that is available at the link above. No other will be accepted. Please have your Firearm Instructor complete the form, then upload it.

Firearms Information: https://www.nj.gov/njsp/firearms/index.shtml

Payment to the Lakewood Police Department is due prior to the start of the Firearm Unit working on your application. Once the Firearm Unit receives your application, you will be sent an email with instructions on how to provide payment. Please do not call the Firearm Unit after submitting your application. They will contact you once the application is looked at. Due to the amount of applications received, initial contact may take over four weeks.

Please be sure to use references that are not related to you by blood or law.