Firearms Identification Card and Permits to Purchase Handguns and Permits to Carry

Hillsdale Police Department Points of Contact for Firearms Permitting:

Sgt. Matt Buesser

Sgt. Dave Sayers

P.O. Joseph Roma

P.O. Dominick SpecialE

The following are instructions for obtaining a New Jersey Firearms I.D. Card, Pistol Purchase Permit:

The Firearms Bureau handles all the applications for Firearms Identification Cards and Permits to Purchase Handguns.  Please follow the directions below to apply for a Firearms ID Card or a Pistol Purchase Permit.  A PDF version of the document can also be found attached at the bottom of this article.

If you need any assistance you may contact our firearms bureau at or by calling 201-664-4200.

FARS Application Procedures

Effective 12/22/22, Assembly No. A4769 raised the fees for a Firearms Purchaser Identification card to $50.00 and Permits to Purchase Handguns to $25.00 each. All fees must be paid by check or money order and are non-refundable.

Vacant Home Form

Please fill out the below form completely. The Hillsdale Police will conduct periodic checks on your home. When you return from your trip, simply give us a telephone call and we will remove your house from the list.


Please provide all information that could be used to contact a person that has access to your home while you are away. This person should have keys and alarms codes to the home if applicable.
Please advise us if you have an alarm system and what company administers your alarm. DO NOT Put sensitive information such as alarm codes in this form.

Car Seat Inspections

The Hillsdale Police Department Traffic Bureau offers a Car Seat Inspection Program for Hillsdale Residents. The Car Seat Inspection Program allows residents to have their child's car seat installed, or existing car seats inspected, by one of the Department's CERTIFIED Child Car Seat Installation Officers. Sgt. Matthew Buesser and P.O. Amanda Turrin are graduates of the State's Child Car Seat Installation Course. As a result, these officers, and ONLY these officers, are trained on child car seats and how they are to be properly used in a motor vehicle.

Hillsdale Residents Only
Please provide the number of car seats to be installed. While we will be happy to install as many car seats for you, a number ahead of time can assist us with scheduling your appointment.
Please provide simple information concerning your car. This can allow the inspecting officer to be more properly prepared.


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