South River allows mental health background check forms for firearms applications to be submitted online

Civil war re-enactors fire their guns during the Memorial Day Parade in Princeton on May 26.

SOUTH RIVER – The Borough of South River has changed its policy for applications for firearms.

Firearms ID card and permits to purchase applications for South River residents continue to be submitted online at

Previously, the form for consent to mental health background still needed to be submitted in person at the police department. This form no longer needs to be submitted in person. The aforementioned website has been updated and now includes the ability to submit this form online.

The South River Police Department ORI to be used by South River residents when completing the online application is NJ0122300. Upon submitting the request online, first time applicants will need to print out a fingerprint form and follow the directions provided for fingerprinting.

Ensure your references are aware they need to check their email for a questionnaire regarding your application. Incorrect email addresses submitted as part of the application or failure to respond to the questionnaire will cause a delay in the application.

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