Purchasing Firearms in NJ


Red Dot Firearms LLC  does not provide legal advice.  This 

section is for informational purposes only.  


Obtaining your Firearms ID card and Pistol Purchase Permit is not difficult! DO NOT be intimidated! The process is actually quite simple and it has been my experience, law enforcement officials have been very helpful and accommodating.


Before you begin shopping for a firearm in NJ you must obtain the proper state permits.  For more information about obtaining proper documentation visit your local police station or State Police barracks. You are limited to purchasing one handgun every 30 days in New Jersey, long guns (rifle & shotgun) unlimited.




Pistol Purchase Permit:

Only NJ residents can obtain a NJ Pistol Purchase Permit.

Valid NJ Pistol Purchase Permit and valid government issued photo ID with address and birthdate required. Pistol Purchase Permits obtained from your local police department are valid for 90 days (not 3 months) from issue and may be renewed for an additional 90 days. Permits expire 180 days from the issue date if renewed.

Permanent Resident Aliens: In addition to the documents listed above, Permanent resident aliens must present documentation to establish 3 months of continuous residency in NJ prior to the sale date. Acceptable documents include lease agreements, rental receipts and utility bills.

Non Resident Aliens: Unless a non resident alien has a NJ hunting license or a waiver from the Attorney General of the United States, he/she is not allowed to purchase a firearm. If a non resident alien has one of these, he/she must present it along with documentation of three months continuous residence in NJ prior to the firearms sale.


Long Arms Purchase:

Valid NJ Firearms ID card with your current address and valid government issued photo ID with address and birthdate required.

Permanent Resident Aliens: In addition to the documents listed above, Permanent resident aliens must present documentation to establish 3 months of continuous residency in NJ prior to the sale date. Acceptable documents include lease agreements, rental receipts and utility bills.

Non Resident Aliens: Unless a non resident alien has a NJ hunting license or a waiver from the Attorney General of the United States, he/she is not allowed to purchase a firearm. If a non resident alien has one of these, he/she must present it along with documentation of three months continuous residence in NJ prior to the firearms sale.


Ammunition Purchase

Handgun & Rimfire ammunition: Valid NJ Firearms ID card with your current address and valid government issued photo ID with address and birth date required.

Permanent Resident Aliens: In addition to the documents listed above, Permanent resident aliens must present documentation to establish 3 months of continuous residency in NJ prior to the sale date. Acceptable documents include lease agreements, rental receipts and utility bills.

Non Resident Aliens: Unless a non resident alien has a NJ hunting license or a waiver from the Attorney General of the United States, he/she is not allowed to purchase a firearm. If a non resident alien has one of these, he/she must present it along with documentation of three months continuous residence in NJ prior to the firearms sale.

Rifle & Shotgun ammunition: Purchaser must be over 18. Proof of age is required.

Below are the forms that are needed to obtain your firearm.  Also provided is a link to the New Jersey State Police Firearms Division with other downloadable forms.  Please go to http://www.njsp.org/info/forms.html#firearms for more information.