Duplicate / Changes Application

Duplicate/Changes Application Firearms ID/Handgun Purchase Permits

(This application packet is used by Bedminster Twp Residents only for lost/stolen, mutilated Firearms ID, Change in address, sex name and to purchase a handgun.)

Applications for Firearms ID Cards/Handgun Purchase Permits and Mental Health Records Search Forms can be found on the www.NJSP.org website (Public Information Dropdown, Firearms dropdown, Forms to Download) and filled out in PDF format. Three (3) copies of the Application with Three (3) original signatures and one (1) Mental Health Records Search Form MUST be submitted to this agency.


The scheduled fees to be submitted directly to the Township of Bedminster are as follows:

$2.00 cash or personal check made payable to:“Township of Bedminster” 
             (For Each Handgun Purchaser Permit)

No Fee is charged for Replacement ID cards or Change of Address on ID cards. The old ID Card must be turned in prior to the issuance of your new ID Card.

If an applicant for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun has been previously fingerprinted for a Firearms ID card, additional fingerprints are not necessary, however, they must exhibit proof such as Firearms ID card. Applicants MUST submitcopies of Driver’s License and Firearms ID card with applications. The applicant must log on to www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords to request their Criminal History Records Information (CBI212A) 

Applicant checklist:

  • One (1) mental health records search form
  • Request for Criminal History Records Information online(CBI212A form)
  • Copy (Front/back) of NJ Driver’s License
  • Copy of Firearms ID, if applicable
  • $2.00 cash or personal check made payable to: “Township of Bedminster” (For Each Handgun Purchaser Permit)


Please note:

In order to avoid delays in processing the applications, please provide accurate addresses (including zip codes) and phone numbers for the personal references on the application. The law requires that the personal references be US citizens. The personal references will be sent a form letter to complete. Please notify the listed references to return the questionnaires promptly. Please review all applications prior to their submittal. Unanswered or incorrectly answered questions will delay the application process.

Concerning the questions on the applications:

  • Complexion examples, light, fair, ruddy, dark, olive medium
  • If you have no distinguishing physical characteristics, enter “NONE”
  • If you are a student, please list school and address in question #12
  • Please answer all questions accurately. Although minor law violations may not be a disqualifier for obtaining a firearms permit, the information must be shown on the applications.

All Handgun Purchase Permits are valid for 90 Days from the date of issue and can be renewed only once for an additional 90 days. Request for Handgun Purchase Permit Extensions must be made within 180 days of issuance.

Applications are processed at the Bedminster Township Police Department Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30pm. No appointment necessary.

You will be notified via phone call when the Permit or ID card is ready.


Fingerprinting Instructions

  • Log on to https://www.njportal.com/njsp/criminalrecords/ and click on the ONLINE FORM 212A, a highlighted block located on the lower left side of the page.
  • Follow the prompts for demographic and payment information.
  • Upon completion of the form you will receive an email Confirmation & Receipt that will include a confirmation number.
  • At this time the request will be forwarded to the Police Department’s work queue for approval and submission to the NJ State Police for processing.
  • If you need more detailed information click the Help Tab, located on the top right side of the page.

Bedminster ORI Number : NJ0180100