The Maywood Police Department is pleased to now be connected to the State of New Jersey Firearms Application & Registration System (FARS).  This is an electronic portal in which Firearms Applicants will use to submit requests for Firearms ID Cards, and/or Permits to Purchase a Handgun electronically.  This replaces the paper application system that was in place for decades.  To submit an application to MPD, please:

  • Visit

  • Click, “Online S.T.S. 033 Form“.

  • 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.

  • Proceed to complete the on-line 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 so as to not delay the application.

  • You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this process.

  • You will then be required 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.”  The desk officer will collect your payment and forward it to the Firearms Unit.

  • Once payment is received by the Firearms Unit, processing of your application will begin.  Delays in submitting payment will result in delays of your application.

  • Once your application is complete, the Maywood Police Department will contact you to pick up your Firearms ID Card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.


Please be advised that this process is applicant driven.  Please ensure that you have provided the best contact number and e-mail address for yourself, as well as for your references.  It is your responsibility as the applicant to ensure that all information is thorough, accurate, and complete.


If you have any questions regarding this new system, please contact Officer Erik Aronson at 201-845-8800 or via e-mail at

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