Firearms & Fingerprinting Information

For a carry permit application click here

New 9-20-2023: See the below documents regarding Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation Protocol (CCARE) and Use of Force Interim Training for Private Citizen Concealed Carry. These documents were NOT authored by the Fair Lawn Police Department, they originate from the NJ Attorney Generals' Office. 

Firearms (Permits and ID cards - Not carry permits)

The process to obtain a State of New Jersey firearms purchasing permit and a State of New Jersey firearms identification card is governed by the New Jersey State Police Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS). The system is now web based and can be located by visiting Printed forms are no longer available at FLPD HQ, and printed forms are no longer accepted by the New Jersey State Police. 

Important: You will need the Fair Lawn Police Department's ORI number to complete the application. Copy & paste the number below into the registration website:


For any questions, contact Det. Brian Simpson, 201-794-5415, generally Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. Payment can be made by check or money order made out to the Borough of Fair Lawn. Firearms ID card = $50.00 / Permit to Purchase = $25.00 each. 


Background check fingerprinting is generally done through the Identogo website. Visit This is the service mandated to be used by the State of New Jersey. The Fair Lawn Police Department and the Borough of Fair Lawn have no affiliation with this service. You will need the Fair Lawn Police Department's ORI number, which is NJ0021700. You will also need a service code. Service codes are are follows:

  • 2F164B - Firearms licensing
  • 2F17ZY - Local Ordinance
  • 2BZZQK - Alcohol Beverage License
  • 2F1B77 - Paid or part time firemen
  • 2F1HSX - Volunteer

There are limited circumstances where ink fingerprints are taken at Police HQ. If you have been provided with fingerprint cards or directed to Police HQ to get ink fingerprints taken, please contact Police Records at 201-794-5418 during business hours or email for more information. Please note there is a $15.00 fee per ink fingerprint card.