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

  • Visit

  • Click, “Online Firearms Application

  • Enter NJ0023400 as ORI Number. This number is for the Borough of Maywood residents only. If you reside outside of the Borough of Maywood, contact the law enforcement agency responsible for your town to find out the correct 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.

  • You will then need to submit payment to the Maywood Police Department in person.  Stop by MPD with exact cash or a check/money order payable to the “Borough of Maywood” in the amount specified on your application.  Also, bring a printed copy of the confirmation of your application submission.  The desk officer will collect your payment, issue you a receipt, and forward it to the Firearms Unit.

  • 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”.

  • The application and instructions to apply for a Carry Permit are listed here.

  • This application must be completed in its entirety and delivered to Maywood PD in person. Before turning your application in, you must contact Det. Patton at 201-845-2900 ext. 146 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 Unit.


If you have any questions, please contact Detective Shawn Patton at 201-845-8800 or via e-mail at

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