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

Service Information

The S.T.S. 033 Form is prescribed by the Superintendent for use by applicants for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Cards & Handgun Purchase Permits.

The online S.T.S. 033 Form 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 with the Universal Fingerprint Form that will be generated after successful submission of this form. However, if you have been fingerprinted before for firearm purposes, upon completion of this form and payment, you would have completed both S.T.S 033 and 212A requirements.

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

Form S.T.S. 033 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
  • Lost or stolen Identification Card
  • Mutilated 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.