Police Department

As Sparta Police moves forward and tries to simplify our goals in the future in what sometimes can be as I said, a very complex job, we are committed to doing the following three things:

  1. We will continue to be vigilant and proactive in locking up people who break the law, especially those people who victimize others.
  2. We will show compassion and empathy to individuals who are in need and have called us for help or assistance and will either provide this assistance or get them the help they need.
  3. We will continue to strive for new ways to improve how we can better serve the needs of this great community.
Sparta Township Police Car


The Sparta Township Police Department has partnered with Project Child Safe, which is funded by the United States Department of Justice, to distribute free gun locks to prevent gun violence.

Each kit includes safety information as well as a cable-style gun lock. The lock is designed to fit most handguns, rifles, and shotguns.

The goal of the initiative is to keep a child or other unauthorized person from gaining access to a firearm in your home.

Gun locks are available at the Sparta Township Police Department located at 65 Main Street, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For additional information regarding firearm safety, please visit:


Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS)

New and repeat firearm applications are being directed to logon to the following website: https://www.njportal.com/NJSP/fars to apply for an initial Firearms Identification Card (FID), amend their current FID Card or to apply for a Permit to Purchase a Handgun. Applicants must utilize the Sparta Township Police Department’s ORI Code NJ0191800 when logging onto the FARS system.

Inquiries may be directed to Sparta Township Police Department Firearms Unit at (973) 729-6121. Option 3 Option 2

Upon submitting on the FARS site please print out your application AND confirmation page that was emailed to you and bring to the police department with a CHECK, CASH, OR MONEY ORDER for payment reflected on your application.  Checks and Money Orders shall be made out to Sparta Township Police Department. Your application will not be processed until we have received payment and confirmation page.  A non-refundable payment is required to be made prior to the completion of the background as per NJAC 13:54-1.4.

The fee schedule is as follows:

  • Initial NJ Firearm ID (FID) Card $50.00
  • NJ Permits to Purchase a Handgun - $25.00 per permit.
  • Replacement NJ Firearm (FID) Card Replacements – no charge
  • Permit to Carry (PTC) - $150.00

Firearms Application and Registration

Permit to Carry Application:

Civilian Carry Assessment and Range Evaluation (CCARE) Protocol

Remember to Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

Bring your expired or unused medicine to Sparta Township’s RX collection site in the lobby of the Police Department. View more information about the drop-off. Read through the Project Medicine Drop-off Flyer (PDF).

Sparta Township Special Needs Registry

The Sparta Township Special Needs Registry is a voluntary service open to all citizens who reside in Sparta Township. The registry was created to help police officers, and other emergency personnel, better assist residents with special needs in the event of an emergency by providing those first responders with vital information regarding a registrant's disability, contact information, and physical description. Registration can be completed here https://forms.office.com/g/Wz5UKuDYvY.

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