New guidelines for firearms applications

WEST ORANGE, NJ — As of Feb. 18, the New Jersey State Police Firearms Investigation Unit has activated the Firearms Application and Registration System statewide, according to a press release from West Orange Township.

The activation of FARS will allow firearms applications to be created and submitted online. To access the portal, visit

The West Orange Police Department is here to assist residents with the application. For more information, visit, or contact Sgt. George Lopez at 973-325-4040 or