Firearms Permits & Registration
The Bogota Police Department Firearms Identification Unit assists residents with the application, processing, and registration of firearms. One of the Firearms Detectives may be reached at 201-487-2400 or via email at Detectives@bogotapolice.org
The firearms application process is now electronic. Please follow the below instructions for the Firearms Reporting System.
FARS Application Procedures for Applicants.
Step 1: visit this website. You MUST enter the site address as follows:
Step 2: When you log on, you must enter the Bogota Police Department’s ORI #: NJ0020400.
(You WILL NOT be able to complete the FARS online application WITHOUT THE PROPER ORI #)
Step 3: Complete the online application. You may complete the application using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. You will need to be able to print the IDENTGO FINGERPRINT FORM. If you fail to print the form during the application process, there will be a link to the form in the confirmation email you received.
When deciding how many permits you would like to get, remember:
1 Permit is required for each handgun you are wish to purchase (each permit is $2)
You can purchase 1 handgun in a 30 day period
Permits are good for up to 180 days (with renewal after 90 days)
If you decide you want another handgun permit, and you didn’t get more than one initially, you will need to apply again.
When completing the application, you will need the email addresses of 2 reputable references. Your references can be family members.
*Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Your references can complete the questions using a smartphone, mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
*You will be receiving automated email updates throughout this new process.
*Once your application is complete, a detective will contact you to retrieve your FID card and/or pistol purchase permit documents.
Step 4: Once contacted and appointment has been set, you MUST appear to pay and retrieve your Initial FID Card and/or Pistol Purchase Permits. Permits to Purchase handguns are $2 for each permit, and $5 for the initial FID Card. (Money order only, NO cash or personal checks accepted)
*The on-line application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the best phone numbers for yourself and references as well as the best email addresses for yourself and references.
**THE SYSTEM WILL NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR ID CARD AND/OR PERMITS ARE READY, BUT THE PAPERWORK MAY STILL BE IN THE CHIEF’S OFFICE FOR SIGNATURE. DO NOT CONTACT OR APPEAR AT POLICE HEADQUARTERS UNTIL ADVISED BY A DETECTIVE. THIS IS DONE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY**
Additional Firearms Forms and Information
The New Jersey State Police website provides information on New Jersey firearms laws, transportation of firearms, and frequently asked questions. The site can be found by following this link:
The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives provides additional information on Federal firearms and explosive laws via the following link: