9-1-1 FOR EMERGENCIES

(973) 347-4008

10 Mansfield Drive Byram, NJ

How do I apply for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FID) and/or a Handgun Purchase Permit?

Step 1: Go to the Forms and Reports tab and locate Firearms Application under Forms.

Step 2: Enter Byram Township’s ORI # NJ0190400.

Step 3: Complete the online application.

Step 4: At the end of your online application you will be notified that you must remit payment to the Byram Township Police Department. You must pay $5.00 for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card (FID) and $2.00 for each Handgun Purchase Permit in the form of check or exact cash. A non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per N.J.A.C.13:54-1.4.

  • FID Cards – You will be receiving automated email updates from the New Jersey State Police portal throughout this new process. The physical identification card must be obtained at your issuing police department. Keep in mind that if you are applying for the initial FID Card, you must print out the fingerprint form and make an appointment with IdentoGo to have your fingerprints taken. Once your application has been processed and approved, you will receive a phone call from this department. You must bring a picture ID with name and date of birth when picking up your FID Card.
  • Handgun Purchase Permit – Paper permits will no longer be available as they are being replaced by electronic permits. An e-Permit becomes active from the date of approval of S.T.S.033 application. An e-Permit is initially active for a 90-day period and will automatically be renewed once for another 90-day period if required. For an application with e-Permit, applicants can go directly to a licensed firearms dealership with the information in the approval email to purchase a handgun.
  • Please advise your references that the FARS system will email them the reference questions to be answered. Please advise them to complete the questions immediately to progress your background investigation.
  • The online application is applicant driven. Please ensure that you have entered the correct information prior to submitting your application. Failure to do so may delay the process and/or require you to resubmit the application which may cause you to pay twice.

When can I pick up a police report?

At Police Headquarters, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. If you wish to pick up reports after business hours, you must call ahead and make arrangements with the Records Division. Please note that the Records Division is closed on weekends and holidays.

Are you hiring?

The Byram Township Police Department appoints all new officers from the New Jersey Department of Personnel Eligibility List with preference given to residents of Byram Township. Check out the D.O.P. website at http://www.state.nj.us/csc/ for test announcements.

Can I pay a traffic summons at the Police Station?

No. Traffic summonses, fines, and payments must be made directly to the Andover Joint Municipal Court Administrator. That office is located in the Andover Township Municipal Complex at 139 Newton-Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860. The Court Administrator may be reached at (973) 383-4280, extension 4. Summonses may also be paid over the internet at http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/atswep/njmcdirectmain.

How do I find the Police Station?

The Police Station is located at 10 Mansfield Drive, Byram Township, NJ 07874. From Route 206, turn right or left onto Lackawanna Drive (County Route 607) Landmark- Chase Bank. Travel approximately 9/10ths of 1 mile and turn right onto Mansfield Drive. Turn right into the Municipal Complex Landmark- Byram Museum on right. The Police Station is clearly marked at the far end of the building.

Small blue and white Police signs will guide you from Route 206.