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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:

  • In order to apply for a "Permit to Carry" you must first visit the link below. The Westwood Police Department no longer accepting paper copies of the application. All applicants must utilize the online permit portal. 


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

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