Firearms ID Cards/Permits

Individuals requesting Firearms ID Card / Permits 

In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey.

All firearms applications for residents of Oakland are handled through the Firearms Investigation Unit. You will need to provide photo identification upon presenting your application for processing. If you need guidance with the application process or have questions, please call Records Clerk Phyllis Rios at 201-405-7720 or email her at prios@oaklandpolice.us.

Obtaining a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card

Form STS-33
This is the dual application form for the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and the Permit to Purchase a Handgun. This extensive questionnaire-type form is where you will provide the names and addresses of two reputable persons with whom you are presently acquainted but not related to.  Complete all required fields but do not sign the form as you must sign upon review at the Police Station.

If you plan to purchase a handgun, you must also enter the number of permits for which you are applying. Pistol permits are initially valid for ninety days and may be renewed for an additional ninety days.


Form SP-66
This is the Consent for Mental Health Records Search which allows authorities to look into whether you were ever institutionalized. Complete all fields but do not sign until you have the form reviewed at the Police Department.


$5.00 fee for the initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card.
This is payable to the Borough of Oakland and may be either a check or money order.


$2.00 for each handgun permit 
You will need one permit for each handgun you wish to purchase. This is payable to the Borough of Oakland by check or money order. 

Once all paperwork has been reviewed at the Police Department, you will be provided with instructions to have your fingerprints taken. As of November of 2009, the State of New Jersey has contracted with a private company to have all applicant fingerprinting completed.

Once the background check has been conducted, you will be contacted by a member of the Firearms Investigation Unit.

If you currently have a Firearm's ID:  Obtaining addtional Permits to Purchase Handguns

Form STS-33
This is the dual application form for the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and the Permit to Purchase a Handgun. This extensive questionnaire-type form is where you will provide the names and addresses of two reputable persons with whom you are presently acquainted but not related to. In addition, your references should not be people with whom you reside and should not be Oakland Police Officers. Complete all required fields but do not sign the form until you have your appointment at the Police Department.

NJSP Form 212A - Request for Criminal History Record Information.
This form allows us to request a name check in lieu of submitting your fingerprints. The CHRI form and payment are now required to be submitted electronically by the applicant. Do the following steps: 

  1. https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/
  2. click the icon "Online Form 212A"
  3. In the ORI box enter "NJ0024200" and click continue
  4. Follow the prompts for demographic and payment information
  5. Upon completion you will receive an email confirmation and receipt that will include a confirmation number. Please print out this receipt and bring it with your application paperwork



$2.00 fee per handgun permit
Each handgun permit requires a $2.00 payment to the Borough of Oakland. This payment can be in check or money order and is due upon picking up your permits.

NOTE: Handgun permits are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance but may be renewed for an extra 90 days. You are required to apply for a handgun permit for EACH handgun you wish to purchase. In addition, new legislation is now in place that limits the amount of handguns that can be purchased during a 30 day time period.

 

 Change of Address within Oakland / Lost or Stolen Firearms ID Cards / Duplicate Firearms ID Card Request

Form STS-33
This is the dual application form for the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and the Permit to Purchase a Handgun. This extensive questionnaire-type form is where you will provide the names and addresses of two reputable persons with whom you are presently acquainted but not related to.  Complete all required fields but do not sign the form until you have your appointment at the Police Department.

Form SP-66
This is the Consent for Mental Health Records Search which allows authorities to look into whether you were ever institutionalized. Complete all fields but do not sign until you have the form reviewed at the Police Department.

NJSP Form 212A - Request for Criminal History Record Information.
This form allows us to request a name check in lieu of submitting your fingerprints. The CHRI form and payment are now required to be submitted electronically by the applicant. Do the following steps: 

  1. https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/
  2. click the icon "Online Form 212A"
  3. In the ORI box enter "NJ0024200" and click continue
  4. Follow the prompts for demographic and payment information
  5. Upon completion you will receive an email confirmation and receipt that will include a confirmation number. Please print out this receipt and bring it with your application paperwork


Request a Duplicate Firearms ID Card

Change of Address from a different town in New Jersey to Oakland

Form STS-33
This is the dual application form for the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and the Permit to Purchase a Handgun. This extensive questionnaire-type form is where you will provide the names and addresses of two reputable persons with whom you are presently acquainted but not related to.  Complete all required fields but do not sign the form until you have your appointment at the Police Department.

Form SP-66
This is the Consent for Mental Health Records Search which allows authorities to look into whether you were ever institutionalized. Complete all fields but do not sign until you have the form reviewed at the Police Department.

Release of Record
Request for a copy of your firearms file from former issuing police department.

Once all paperwork has been reviewed at the Police Department, you will be provided with instructions to have your fingerprints taken. As of November of 2009, the State of New Jersey has contracted with a private company to have all applicant fingerprinting completed.