Firearms

***IF THIS IS AN INITIAL ONLINE APPLICATION, YOU MUST APPLY FOR A FIREARM'S ID CARD ALONG WITH PERMITS IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN***

Firearms Fee Schedule

Permit to Purchase a Handgun.............................................................$2.00 (CASH in the exact amount only)

Application for Firearms ID card.........................................................$5.00 (CASH in the exact amount only)

*Please do not submit duplicate applications if you make a mistake. Instead please call 609-567-0700 Ext. 1022 and speak with the Chief's Secretary Star. If no answer please leave a voicemail and she will return your call. Thank you for your attention in this matter.*

***Payment for permits and ID cards must be made after application is submitted online Monday - Friday 7:30-4:00pm***Cash payment in the exact amount is needed. No checks, money order, or credit cards accepted. Applications submitted on Saturday or Sunday, please make payment on Monday. No appointments needed for payment.

The Chief's Secretary will schedule all appointments for Firearm ID Card Pickups.***Starting October 1st, 2020 any application submitted for permits are now electronic permits and your  e-permit will be forwarded to you upon completion.

****Due to current guidelines with Covid-19, please do not show up to the police department for permits or ID cards unless you have an appointment****

Permit to Carry a Handgun (See Secretary Farinelli)

The Winslow Police Department Chief's Secretary assists residents with the application, processing, and registration of firearms. The Chief's Secretary, Starlet Farinelli) may be reached at 609-567-0700 x 1022 or via email at sfarinelli@winslowpd.com


The firearms application process is now electronic. Please follow the below instructions for the Firearms Reporting System.

FARS Application Procedures for Applicants

**First time applicants can contact the FARS clerk (Starlet Farinelli) at 609-567-0700 x 1022 for additional information and assistance regarding the process.**

Step 1: visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows:

https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars

Step 2: When you log on, you must enter the Winslow Police Department’s ORI #: NJ0043600

Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.

When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:

ONE Permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase (each permit is $2)
You can purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period
Permits are good for up to 180 days (with renewal after 90 days)
If you decide you want another handgun permit and you didn’t get more than one initially, you will need to apply again.

Step 4: You will need to submit payment at the Police department for your permits and, if applicable, the Firearms ID card. Permits to Purchase handguns are $2 for each permit, and $5 for the ID card (ID card is only for the intial)

*You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.

*Once your application is complete, a station representative will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.

*Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.

*The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers (which tend to be cell numbers) for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.

If you have any questions or need further assistance please call 609-567-0700 Ext. 1022 for Secretary Farinelli.