Firearms Identification

Firearms Identification Card & Handgun Permit

To apply online, visit and use ORI # NJ0130300.
For online application procedures, click here.

To obtain an initial firearms identification card and handgun permit in the City of Asbury Park complete the following steps:

  1. Download the Initial Firearms Identification and Handgun Permit Form (PDF)
  2. Print out the form and complete it
  3. Return the completed form to the Records Bureau window in the main lobby of the City of Asbury Park Police Department.
  4. Get your contributor’s case number for your fingerprint form. (this number will be given to you by the Records Bureau personnel when you turn in your application)
  5. Follow the instructions to get your fingerprints completed on the fingerprint form located in the packet.
  6. Wait for someone to contact you in regards to your process.

Other Requests

For anyone who already has a Firearms Identification Card and is requesting one or more of the following:

  1. Change of address on existing Firearms Identification Card.
  2. Obtain a Permit to Purchase a handgun
  3. Lost or Stolen Identification Card
  4. Mutilated Identification Card
  5. Change of Sex of Identification Card
  6. Change of Name on Identification Card

Download the 212a Form and Instructions (PDF).

In order to obtain a Firearms Identification Card and/or a Firearm, you must meet eligibility requirements and comply with the Statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. Additional firearms information is available at the NJ State Police website (N.J.S.A. Title 13 Chapter 54).