Firearms Permits

Applications for Firearms Permits for residents of the Township of River Vale are handled through the police department. In order to obtain a firearm, you must meet the eligibility requirements and comply with the statutes which govern firearms purchases in the State of New Jersey. More information is available at The New Jersey State Police website.

Application Process:

Applications are to be made through the Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS). To access the system, please click on the link above. You will need the River Vale Police Department ORI NJ0025300 to initiate the application.

  • All fees paid on the website for criminal record checks are not refundable – please be sure you chose the correct application.

  • Initial Applicants (New Applicants) – please print the Indentogo Fingerprint Form prior to submitting the application. You will need to bring it with you to your fingerprint appointment.

  • Administrative Fees ($5 Firearms ID Card, $2 per Pistol Permit) will be collected at pickup.

Please contact with questions or concerns.