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To submit an application for a Firearms ID Card, Change of Address, and/or Permits to Purchase a Handgun, please:

  • Visit

  • Click, “Online Firearms Application“

  • Enter NJ0026700 as ORI Number. 

  • Press continue and proceed with the application.

  • When completing the application, you will need the email addresses of two (2) reputable references.  Please inform your references they will be e-mailed reference questions, which they should respond to promptly in order to avoid delaying the application.

  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this process.

  • Applications will not be approved until payment is made.  Failure to submit payment may delay the processing of your application.

  • Once processing of your application is complete, your Firearms ID card and/or Purchaser Permits will be sent to your e-mail electronically by the State of NJ Portal.  There will be no documents to pick up from the police department.

To submit an application for a Permit to Carry, please:

  • Visit

  • Scroll down to the section titled “Permit to Carry”.

  • This application must be completed in its entirety and delivered to the Westwood Police Department in person. Before turning your application in, you must contact Detective Bott at 201-664-7000 ext. 164 or to schedule a time to turn your application in.


These processes are applicant driven.  Please ensure that you have provided the best contact number and e-mail address for yourself.  It is your responsibility to ensure all information is thorough, accurate, and complete.  If you made a mistake in the application process, contact us before submitting a new application. Please also regularly check your e-mail (including SPAM folders) for any communications from the Firearms Detective.


If you have any questions, please contact Detective Keith Bott at 201-664-7000 ext. 164 or via e-mail at

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