In order to obtain a Firearms Identification Card and/or Firearm, you must meet the eligibility requirements and comply with the Statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. Additional firearms information is available at the New Jersey State Police Website www.nj.gov/gov/njsp/ or through reviewing the New Jersey Firearms Law: N. J. S. A. Title 13 Chapter 54.
All Firearms applications for residents of Manalapan Township are handled through the Police Department’s Firearms Licensing Unit staffed by the Firearms ID Officer: Lieutenant Lloyd Drucker (Ret.). The unit is within the police department’s Administration Division led by Captain Leonard Maltese. For questions regarding firearms applications please contact Lieutenant Lloyd Drucker, (Ret.) preferred by email at firstname.lastname@example.org >or you can phone the office at 732.446.8372 please note the office hours vary throughout the year.
The Manalapan Township Police Department now accepts online applications for Firearms Identification Cards and Handgun Purchaser Permits. Please visit the web site www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars and complete the online application. All Manalapan Township residents must enter the ORI number NJ0132600
If you are not a resident of Manalapan Township you must contact the NJ municipality where you reside to find out their application process.
These hours are to be used for all applications that are not done online, all pick-ups both online and in paper, and any additional application inquiries. You will receive an e-mail (online applicants) or a phone call (paper applicants) when the documents are ready for pick-up. Identification, proof of residency, and a check or money order required for pick-up.
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New procedures to obtain your Firearms Permits during the Covid-19 pandemic You will be notified when your permits are ready to be picked up. Once you receive this notification, and if you would like to obtain your permits/ID Card, place a check or Money order written to Manalapan Twp. in an envelope with POLICE FIREARMS written on it, in the red drop box located within the glass doors of the Manalapan Twp Municipal Building (do not put the envelope in the red box outside of the building intended for flags). The cost is $2.00 for every permit you requested, and $5.00 for an initial Firearms ID card. The items then will be sent to you via USPS. Please be advised that the permits will be good for 90 days once you receive them. After that they are no longer valid as is. If you choose not to pick-up your permits/ID card at this time they will be held until such time that we can return to normal procedures. If you choose to wait the 90 days will begin when you pick-them up. Please stay safe during this crazy time.