Chester Township
1 Parker Road
Chester, New Jersey 07930

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Instructions For Firearms Applicants

The Chester Police Department no longer distributes paperwork related to firearms applications. The State of New Jersey has developed an on-line portal for processing all firearms applications. Applicants should submit their applications via the Firearms Application and Registration System (F.A.R.S.) by clicking the link below.

The Chester Police Department ORI to be used by Chester residents ONLY is: NJ0140700

After submitting the application online, please visit the Chester Police Department with a copy of your ID & payment.

Once processing for the permit is completed, we will notify you whether your application was approved or denied.  If the permit(s) were approved, you may pick your Firearms I.D. Card or Permit(s) at Chester Police Headquarters.  The fee for a new Firearms ID card is $5.00 and each Firearms Permit is $2.00.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here:

If there are any additional questions or concerns regarding this new process, please contact Lt. Ed Noonan at the Chester Police Department at 908-879-5514 Ext. 850 or by email at