Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit

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Service Information

The Firearms Application is prescribed by the Superintendent for use by applicants for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Cards & Handgun Purchase Permits.

The online Firearms Application should be used only after consultation with your local Police Department or the State Police Barracks responsible for processing your firearm application. You must first obtain an Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) Number from the licensing department to complete this form. Please ensure that the agency ORI number is correct on the form. If an incorrect ORI number is entered on the form, you will NOT receive a firearms ID card or a permit to purchase. You will then have to re-apply using the correct ORI number and pay for the process again. A refund can not be issued.

If you have never been fingerprinted before for firearms purposes, you will need to go for fingerprinting. Fingerprinting appointment can be scheduled at https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/2F164B after successful submission of this form. However, if you have been fingerprinted before for firearm purposes, upon completion of this form and payment, you will have completed both Firearms Application and 212A requirements.

For all applications submitted after 4/1/2021, the applicant will be able to download and print the Electronic Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (E-FID) from their approval email. E-FID applicant will NOT appear at their Issuing Police Departments to retrieve any firearms licensing documents.

For all applications submitted after October 1, 2020 which include "Permits to Purchase a Handgun", the approval email will serve as necessary document for handgun permit execution. These applicants will no longer receive a paper permit to purchase a handgun from their Issuing Police Departments.

The ONLY reason you may have to appear at your Issuing Police Department is to pay a fee or complete some specific request made by a background investigator.

Please verify the ORI with the Police Department or State Agency before submitting the form.

Firearms Application is used for any of the following reasons:

  • Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card
  • Application to purchase a handgun
  • Change of Name on Identification Card
  • Change of Address on Identification Card
  • Change of Sex on Identification Card
  • Electronic Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (for duplicate or lost Identification Card)

The local licensing authority depends on your area of residence. You must contact your local Police Department or the State Agency in which you are requesting licensing.

Please verify the ORI with the Police Department or State Agency before submitting the form.