|APPLICATION FORMS TO DOWNLOAD:
1. Be a resident of Holland Township
2. Be 18 years of age for a New Jersey Firearms Purchaser Identification Card
3. Be 21 years of age for a New Jersey Firearms Permit to Purchase a Handgun
Lost/Stolen/Mutiliated Card Replacements:
1. Applicants applying to replace a stolen or lost card must provide a written statement as to where, when and
how it was stolen or lost.
2. Applicants applying to replace a mutilated card must provide a written statement as to where, when and how
it was mutilated. The card will need to be turned in during your application process.
Fees: Cash/Check made payable to Holland Township Police Department. (All cash must be exact change.)
ID Cards (Initial Only) $5.00
Permit to Purchase a Handgun $2.00/each
Fingerprinting or Record Check:
Fingerprinting: Is mandated for all first time applicants. Applicants will receive information for
fingerprinting during their appointment. The cost is $56.05 which is paid directly to MorphoTrust. Payment
will be made online with a credit/debit card. First time applicants will not need to do a check through NJPortal.
Identification Card will have their record check performed on the internet through NJPortal. The cost is $20.00
which is paid directly to the State of New Jersey. A link and instructions will be provided during your
|First Time Applicant
REMINDER DO NOT SIGN FORMS
Juvenile Records Search
SP-66 Consent for Mental Health
$5.00 I.D. Card (one time fee) cash or
personal check made payable to
Holland Township Police Department
$2.00 for each permit cash or personal
check made payable to
Holland Township Police Department
MISSION STATEMENT -
The Holland Township Police Department is committed to providing the highest quality of policing service to
our community and the citizens we pledge to serve and protect. Our officers are required to adhere to professional,
ethical and legal standards in the enforcement of motor vehicle and criminal laws of our Township and State of New
Jersey. Keeping our community safe so citizens can enjoy the qualities of life is a continuing goal through our working in
partnership with the residents of Holland Township, the business community and government leaders. Continuous
in-service training and adhering to the highest ethical standards will assure the public of the finest police
response in their time of need.
INTEGRITY FIRST - Our Integrity ensures that actions taken in the pursuit of our mission are ethical, and promote the
philosophy of the greatest good.
SENSE OF DUTY -Our sense of Duty recognizes the importance of our mission to the township we serve. It ensures that
we always remember that we are a part of something much bigger than ourselves.
EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO -We strive for Excellence by continuing improvement in self and service in order to propel
our agency further and to achieve greater accomplishment and performance for ourselves and our community.
2020 Holland Township Police Department, NJ
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Firearm Applications will only be accepted online, until further notice. At this
time, applicants should not respond to the Holland Township Police Department to make payments as indicated
in STEP THREE. You will be contacted directly for payment to be made.
Application Process for Holland Township Resident:
The Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS) is the new online application process for obtaining
Firearm Purchaser Identification Cards and Handgun Permits. FARS is taking the place of the STS-033 form.
Applicants can apply for all the same options as the paper application form with the exception of Permits to
Below are the steps to apply through FARS. Prior to applying, ensure that your driver's license has your
current address on it. If you are not aHolland Township resident, STOP HERE and contact your local police
department for directions on how to apply.
Go to the FARS website, click here
Complete the online application on FARS. Applicants must use the Holland Township Police Department ORI
number (NJ0101500). Applicant must utilize the correct ORI. If the applicant makes a mistake while applying,
they simply can re-apply. All application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
FARS requires the applicant to provide an email address and phone number of two reputable references
(friends, co-workers, etc.) References will receive a questionnaire via email. References must complete the
questionnaire immediately in order to process your background investigation. Applicants will receive
automated email updates throughout the application process.
Applicants must pay for the Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FID) and/or Pistol Purchase permits.
Applications will not be processed until fee(s) are paid in full. The FID card fee is $5.00. Each handgun permit
is $2.00. They are non-refundable and are required per NJAC 13:54-1.4. Cash (exact change), check or money
order is accepted. Make checks payable to Holland Township Police Department. Payments must be made in
person during normal business hours. Applicants must bring all of the following: payment, valid driver's license
and/or state photo identification, a printed copy of the FARS application that includes the confirmation number.
Once the application is completed, approved, and paid for, staff will contact the applicant to pick up their
Firearm Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Permit(s).
If you have any questions regarding the above steps, contact Administrative Coordinator Colleen Pursell at
(908) 995-2804 ext 224 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MENTAL HEALTH SEARCH FORMS:
If in the past ten years (from application date) the applicant lived in other states, the applicant must submit a
Mental Health Search Form at the Holland Township Police Department. Applicants will sign the form in the
presence of staff, giving us permission to request a Mental Health Search outside of New Jersey.
FIRST TIME APPLICANTS & CURRENT FIREARMS PURCHASER IDENTIFICATION CARD HOLDERS:
First time applicants must be fingerprinted. During the FARS process, the applicant will be prompted to print
the IdentoGO form to arrange for fingerprinting.
If the applicant has been previously fingerprinted for firearms purposes, upon completion of the application and
payment, the applicant will complete an online 212A Form for a background check.
Questions or concerns regarding FARS can be directed to the New Jersey State Police at (609) 882-2000.