Contact Info:

Russ Greuter
  • 973-263-4320

With the exception of Concealed Carry Firearms Applicants, all firearms applications can be submitted and processed through the New Jersey State Police Firearm Application and Registration System (FARS).

FARS Application Procedures for Applicants

Step 1: Since Parsippany has multiple zip codes, please confirm that you reside within the township. We cannot process applications from other townships.
Step 2: Follow the link below, which will bring you to the FARS website so you can begin the application process:
Step 3: FARS will request an ORI number for our Police Department which is NJ0142900. If you need to get fingerprinted, please keep a copy of the Fingerprint Service Code Form which has important codes on it needed to schedule your appointment with the vendor. Fingerprint Service Code Form
Step 4: Complete each step of the application and enter all required information. The application can be completed on a computer or smartphone.

When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:

  • Permit is required for each handgun you wish to purchase (each permit is $2)
  • You can purchase 1 handgun in a 30-day period
  • Permits are good for up to 180 days
  • If you decide you want another handgun permit and you didn’t get more than one initially, you will need to apply again.
Step 5: Once you submit your application, you will need to submit payment at the Records window at the Police Department for your permits and/or the Firearms ID card. Permits to Purchase handguns are $2 per permit, and $5 for the ID card. We accept checks made payable to the Township of Parsippany or cash. We will not approve an application until payment is made.
Step 6: Please provide proof of employment. Proof may be a recent paystub, or a letter from your employer. If submitting a paystub, you can black out information regarding your salary. This can be submitted via email, fax, mail or in person.
  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout the process.
  • Please advise your references that the FARS system will send them an email that will contain a link to the reference questionnaire. If they fail complete the questionnaire, your application will be delayed.
  • The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.

Questions: Contact Russ Greuter at 973-263-4320 or email

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