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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I need to purchase a rifle/shotgun and/or ammunition?


A Firearms Identification Card.

What do I need to purchase a handgun?

A Firearms Identification Card and a permit to purchase a handgun for each one you wish to purchase. The permits are valid for 90 days; however you can only buy one handgun every 30 days. A onetime extension of the permit(s) can be requested for an additional 90 days from the date of expiration. The extension must be requested prior to the permit(s) expiring.

How long does the process take?

You should plan of the process taking anywhere from six to eight weeks.

Where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?

All fingerprinting for firearms applicants must be conducted by the state contracted vendor, Morphotrak. You must first respond to the Berkeley Heights Police Department  to obtain the proper forms, and then make an appointment with Morphotrak.

How much does a Firearms Identification Card and permit cost?

Your initial Firearms Identification Card will cost $5.00 and each permit will cost $2.00. A personal check made out to the Berkeley Heights Police Department or exact cash will be accepted. Additional fees required by the New Jersey State Police may also apply.

What if I moved from another town in New Jersey to Berkeley Heights? Do I need to change my Firearms Identification Card?

Yes. If your legal address has changed to Berkeley Heights Twp., you must apply for a new Firearms Identification Card from the Berkeley Heights Police Department. There is no cost for a change of address card and you do not have to be fingerprinted again.

Where can I find firearms training classes?

Visit http://www.nrainstructors.org/searchcourse.aspx to find available and upcoming firearms training classes.

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