Fire Arms Application and Instructions

Firearms Applications and Instructions

If you are applying for a Firearms ID Card (F.I.D. Card) you will need to complete the below applications:

1)   S.T.S. 033  State of New Jersey Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

2)   S.P. 66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search

3)   LBPD Firearms Applicant Questionnaire

*Note: This form is voluntary only, and is not required under N.J.A.C Title 13 Chapter 54

4)   LBPD Firearms Applicant Reference Letters (2)

Once you have all the above forms completed, please come into the Police Station for application review and processing.

You will need two forms of identification:

One form of ID must be your Driver’s License with a Long Branch street address (no PO Box addresses)

Additional forms of ID:  Firearms Identification Card (must be presented if applicant has an FID card), Social Security card, Birth Certificate, Passport, Vehicle Registration, Auto Insurance Card, Voters Registration Card, Utility Bill (must be within previous 60 days of application date), Bank Statement (must be with previous 30 days of application date), City/State ID, and/or Green Card

If you have never possessed a FID Card, you will be required to be fingerprinted and will be given instructions on where to report. 

If you possess a FID card, please bring that with you as well as your driver’s license.

Once the initial application is accepted you will receive instructions on obtaining finger prints (in order for application to be approved fingerprinting must be completed within 30 days of application.


Additional and other firearms forms as well as information on N.J.A.C Title 13 Chapter 54 can be found at


Firearm Permit applicant instructions (Once you’ve received your SBI Number)

Log onto:

Once on the website click on the ON LINE FORM 212A, (a highlighted block located in the lower left side of the page).

Follow the prompts for demographic and payment information. Payment can be made with a credit or debit card.

Upon completion of the form you will receive an email confirmation & receipt that will include a confirmation number. IMPORTANT: Print out the confirmation page for your records and return a copy to us by either:


Note: You will need to provide your SBI # which is located on the front of your FID Card as well as our agency identifier: 

Once all the above is completed, your request will be forwarded to

The New Jersey State Police for processing.



S.T.S. 033 (NJ State Police Firearms application)

SP-66 Consent for Mental Health Records Search

SP-642 Application for Permit to Carry a Handgun

SP-634 Certificate of Eligibility

SP-650I Voluntary Form of Firearms Registration

LBPD Firearms Applicant Questionnaire

LBPD Firearms Applicant Reference Letters

Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights

Voluntary Form Of Firearms Registration (For Firearms either Inherited or Lawfully acquired in another state or within NJ)

Retired Law Enforcement Officers

SP-232 Initial Application for a Retired LEO Permit to Carry

SP-232A Renewal Application for a Retired LEO Permit to Carry



Fingerprints are needed (has no FID Card)

            $5.00 (Firearms Identification Card)

            $2.00 (for each permit/handgun being purchased)

Already have firearms Identification Card:

            $18.00 – Money order only (payable to:  N.J.S.P. SBI)

            $ 2.00 – Each permit/handgun being purchased


City of Long Branch fees may be paid in cash, but if fees combined add up to $10.00 or more then it must be paid as a money order