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Firearms Application Process & Requirements

If you live in Linden and your driver’s license has a Linden address, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Visit this website –

Step 2: Enter the Linden Police Department’s ORI number: NJ0200900  

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

  • Note: If you do not already possess a Firearms ID Card and want a Permit to Purchase a Handgun you MUST apply for both on the same application. 
  • You will need to enter your NJ driver’s license number and social security number to expedite the application process.
  • When completing the application you will need the email address of 2 reputable references along with their home address and phone number.  
  • The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers and email addresses for yourself and references.  We will be calling.
  • Please advise your references that the “Firearms Application & Registration 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 to accelerate your background investigation.
  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this process.

Step 4: You must appear at the Linden Police Department to pay for your initial Firearms Identification Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits. Payment must be made in cash and is non-refundable pursuant to NJAC 13:54-1.4.

Your application will not be processed until you have paid for the Firearms ID Card / Pistol Purchase Permits.

Once your application is complete, a police representative will contact you to retrieve your Firearms ID Card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.

Do not come to the Linden Police Department until you have been contacted by a representative. If you have a question that was not answered here, please call 908-474-8555 Mon-Fri 8 am to 4 pm, (closed on Holidays) or email us at