Butler Police Department

 Firearms Application and Registration System

Under 2C:58-3 (c) (11) and (d), the wording of the statute has been amended:
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.

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Butler Police Department, ORI # NJ0140300, is now accepting firearms applications for Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards and Pistol Purchase Permits electronically through New Jersey State Police Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS).

To apply for Initial and Duplicate Firearms Purchaser Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase a Handgun visit:


Online STS 033 Form Link               NJSP Firearms Forms

For Butler N.J. Residents Use ORI#: NJ0140300

Any questions should be directed to Butler Police Records at 973-838-4100 ext. 305