If you are interested in applying for a Firearms I.D. card and or a permit to purchase a handgun, with the Wildwood Police Department, there are several requirements that must be satisfied. First and foremost you must be a year round resident of the City of Wildwood, and you will be required to prove residency,
All applicants must complete the Mental Health Request and the Domestic Violence Request in addition to the application for a Firearms I.D. Card and / or a Permit to Purchase a handgun. All forms must be submitted together in one application package. Failure to submit a complete application package as directed will result in the automatic rejection of your application.
There are non-refundable fees of in the amount of $60.25 payable to the Division of State Police – S.B.I., for the name and background checks and $5.00 fee payable to the City of Wildwood for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card at the time of issuance.
(Initial Firearms Purchaser ID card only!)
Thereafter when submitting an application for a permit to purchase a handgun, there is an $18.00 name check fee and a $2.00 per Permit to Purchase a Handgun application fee. Only certified check, cashiers check or money orders are considered acceptable forms of payment.
DO NOT SIGN ANY FORM, UNTIL IN THE PRESENCE OF THE RECORDS CLERK!
THE RECORDS CLERK IS REQUIRED TO WITNESS YOUR SIGNATURE!
In order to purchase shotguns, rifles and ammunition, you must present a New Jersey Firearms I.D. card to the vendor. All New Jersey Firearms I.D. cards are good for the lifetime of the applicant, unless there is a change of address or change in name, as in the case of marriage.
Permits to purchase a handgun are only valid for ninety (90) days from the date of issuance.
Submit all forms with the required fees in person to;
Wildwood Police Department
4400 New Jersey Avenue
Wildwood, New Jersey 08260
Monday through Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
Any questions, please contact the Records Division at
609-522-0222 or 609-522-6663