Application for a Permit to Carry a Handgun

Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol

Instructions for initial and renewal applications for a Permit to Carry a Handgun can be found under the “Permit to Carry” section of the New Jersey State Police Website, located here: 

Please contact Det. Purpuri at or 609-448-5678 ext. 232 with any questions.


Firearms application may now be completed online via the New Jersey State Police FARS System.  Please click on the link below for detailed instructions.


Fingerprinting is available by appointment only. Please contact the Identification Bureau via:

(The East Windsor Township Police Department reserves the right to cancel appointments at any time due to unexpected emergency assignments.)

Fingerprinting is performed for for employment, securities, Federal/State licenses, etc. The individual must provide the following items:

  • Fingerprint Cards
  • Two (2) forms of identification
  • Payment of $10.00 (cash or check)

Fingerprinting  IS NOT done for immigration purposes. All immigration fingerprinting must be performed by USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) at one of the following locations:

USCIS Newark Field Office
Peter Rodina Federal Building
970 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 848-7600

USCIS Mt. Laurel Field Office
530 Fellowship Road   
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(800) 375-5283