Mansfield Township
Police Department

190-A Atlantic Ave.
PO Box 177
Columbus, NJ 08022

609-298-4411 Police Station
609-723-8300 Dispatch

Mansfield Police Department

Gun Permits

Firearms Identification Card

Applicants must be 18 yrs. of age and provide a valid, government issued, photo identification bearing their current address (driver’s license, passport, county identification, etc.).

  • An Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit (Form STS-33) may be obtained online at the link provided or from the Mansfield Twp. Police Dept.
  • If you are a new applicant, you must come to the police station and obtain an additional form to have you fingerprints taken electronically at the State approved vendor MorphoTrak. (See additional information below.)
  • If you previously obtained a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card from this agency or another New Jersey law enforcement agency, then you need to obtain a Request for Criminal History Record Information form (Form SBI-212A) from the police station. The applicable fee must be paid by money order to the New Jersey State Police.
  • You must also complete a Consent to Mental Health Records Search form (Form S.P.66) which must be signed in the presence of our staff to be accepted.
  • Once approved for the initial Firearms Identification Card there is a $5.00 fee payable in cash, check or money order.
  • Personal checks or money orders must be made out to “Mansfield Township”
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Transfer of Shotgun/Rifle

 

Handgun Purchase Permit

Applicants must be 21 yrs. of age and provide a valid, government issued, photo identification bearing their current address (driver’s license, passport, county identification, etc.).

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  • An Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit (Form STS-33) may be obtained online at the link provided or from the Mansfield Twp. Police Dept.
  • If you are a new applicant, you must come to the police station and obtain an additional form to have you fingerprints taken electronically at the State approved vendor MorphoTrak. (See additional information below.)
  • If you previously obtained a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card from this agency or another New Jersey law enforcement agency, then you need to obtain a Request for Criminal History Record Information form (Form SBI-212A) from the police station. The applicable fee must be paid by money order to the New Jersey State Police.
  • You must also complete a Consent to Mental Health Records Search form (Form S.P.66) DO NOT sign this form as it must be witnessed by a staff member of the Mansfield Twp. Police Department.
  • State statute doesn’t limit the number of permits that can be obtained, but only one gun permit may be used per 30 days.
  • Permits are good for 90 days from the date of issue, at which time they may be renewed once for another 90 days.
  • Handgun permits are $2.00 each. Permits are payable by cash, personal checks or money order. Checks and money orders must be made out to “Mansfield Township”.

Fingerprinting for Firearms Applicants

  • All first time applicants must be fingerprinted by live scan at “Morphotrak”.
  • Forms to schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted along with directions to the facility will be provided by our office when you come in for the initial firearms paperwork.
  • The results from your fingerprinting will be forwarded electronically to the Mansfield Township Police Department.
  • Once fingerprinted, the applicant must return the completed MorphoTrak form along with the Initial Firearms Application and Consent to Mental Health form to the Mansfield Township Police Department.