Firearms Information

Effective immediately, the Chatham Township Police Department will no longer distribute paperwork related to any and all firearms applications. The State of New Jersey has developed an on-line portal for all firearms application processing. Applicants are encourage to process and submit their applications via Firearms Application and Registration System (F.A.R.S.) by clicking the link below. The link below will be provided on the township website in the near future.

The Chatham Township Police Department ORI to be used by Chatham Township residents ONLY is: NJ0140500

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at

If there are any additional questions or concerns regarding this new process, please contact the Chatham Township Police Department-Detective Bureau 973-377-0100.