National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

New Jersey National Instant Criminal Background Check System is only for use by licensed State of New Jersey Firearm Dealers possessing a Federal Firearms License (FFL) authorized to conduct business with the New Jersey Police NICS Unit.

Important Message:
7:55am 1/21/2021 3601 submissions are currently in the queue. We are still working on (Saturday) 1/16/21 work. Due to the significant increase in requests, we have increased resources in an effort to reduce wait times. Feel free to share this information with your customers. Please remember that a dealer may not transfer a firearm to an individual without first receiving the unique State Transaction Number (STN) provided through a NICS check. We will try to keep you informed the best we can. Thank you and stay healthy

Getting Started

Create a login account to access NICS Online Service. You will require a My New Jersey account, your State Firearms License Number (SFL), Federal Firearms License Number (FFL), and either a credit card or bank account if you wish to store payment information.


The New Jersey Police NICS Unit will not be conducting business on the holidays defined by the state.

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