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131 N.Maple Ave Ridgewood NJ 07450

Phone 201-251-4531

Fax 201-670-5574

Hours Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Closed for lunch from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  The Ridgewood Police records room is located on the second floor of Village hall opposite the Police Desk.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:15pm.  In most cases police reports are available the following business day after the report ha been filed.  There is a cost for all reports according to the type of report and length. In accordance with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) persons requesting a copy of any records must complete a records request form, which is available at the records window or by clicking HERE or the link at the bottom of this page.

 

FINGERPRINTING SERVICES

 

Fingerprinting services are available Tuesday- Friday 7:00 am to 11:30 am, (No Holidays). There is a $20 fee for this service. For further information please call the records bureau at 201-251-4531

 

 

NEW JERSEY FIREARMS PURCHASER IDENTIFICATION CARD

 

 

 

An application for a New Jersey Firearm ID card (form S.T.S. 033) can be picked up from the records bureau along with the Consent For Mental Health Records Search from (S.P.66)

 

Applications are to be filled out and returned to the Records Bureau along with;

valid New Jersey Drivers Licenses 

$5 in cash or personal check made out to the Village of Ridgewood.

Mental Health form (part one) (S.P.66) 

 

The signature on the application is to be witnessed by the Ridgewood Police.  Applicants will be supplied with Identog (Morpho Trust USA)  universal fingerprint form. Please follow instructions on the card carefully. 

 

 Applicants are not to use family members as references and must supply complete addresses.

The applicants name must match the name on the NJ Drivers License 

 

 

 

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday 7:00 am until 11:30 am (No Holidays)

 

 

 

PERMIT TO PURCHASE A HANDGUN

 

 

 

All Applicants are subject to a criminal history check

 

Applicant must be 21 years of age and complete form (S.T.S 033).

 

Mental health form (S.P.66) (part One) is to be completed and a signature witnessed by the Ridgewood Police Department. 

 

Applicant will be supplied instructions for online record check (form212A)

A New Jersey Firearms Identification card is required and must be presented and copied.

 

A New Jersey Drivers License is required for identification.

 

There is a $2 fee for each permit requested. 

One permit only to be used in a 30 day period

 

 

Applications accepted Monday through Friday 7:00 am until 11:30 am. 

 

 

 

DUPLICATE FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION CARD

 

 

 

An application for a duplicate purchaser identification card is to be filled out by the applicant and returned to the Records Bureau along with the following:

 

 

Mental Health form (S.P. 66) (part One Completed)  Signature to be witnessed by the Ridgewood Police.

 

Valid New Jersey Drivers License

 

Valid NJ Firearms Identification card

 

$5 cash or check made payable to the Village of Ridgewood

 

If an applicant does not have their firearms identification card, fingerprints must be submitted.  Applicants will be supplied with a SAGE Morphotrak Universal fingerprint form.

 Applicant will be supplied instructions for on line form 212A

BARTENDER APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

New Applicant

 

Application may me picked up at the Records Bureau Monday –Friday 8:30 am to 4:15 p.m.

 

Application must be completely filled out and signed by a notary.

 

Once the application is completed, call the Ridgewood Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-251-4537 and leave a detailed message, explaining you need to make an appointment for a bartender’s license, for the next available detective. The assigned detective will call you back and make an appointment for you to be fingerprinted and to start processing the application. 

 

Bring the completed application and two passport-sized pictures with you to your appointment with the detective bureau.

 

Processing of the application will take 2-4 weeks. The records bureau will contact you once the processing is complete and your license is ready.

 

After being informed the license is ready, bring $25 fee to the Records Bureau to pick up your bartenders license.

 

Renewal Application

 

Application may be picked up from the Records Bureau.

 

Application must be completely filled out (No notary required for renewal)

 

Once the application is completed, call the Ridgewood Police Department Detective Bureau at 201-251-4537 and leave a detailed message, explaining you need to make an appointment for a bartender’s license, for the next available detective. The assigned detective will call you back and make an appointment for you to be fingerprinted and to start processing the application. 

 

Bring the completed application and one passport-sized picture with you to your appointment with the detective bureau.

 

Processing of the application will take 2-4 weeks. The records bureau will contact you once the processing is complete and your license is ready.

 

After being informed the license is ready, bring $25 fee to the Records Bureau to pick up your bartenders license.

 

 

 

 

FORMS

 

 

Public Records Request

 

Application for Firearms Purchase Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit. (S.T.S. 033)

 

Consent For Mental Health Records Search (S.P. 66)

 

Parking Meter Closing Application

 

Bartender License Application

 

Tow Truck License Application

 

Taxi License Application

 

 

Solicitor Application

 

Dumpster Permit

 

Parade Assembly Permit

 

Auction or Special Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FAQ's

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Records Division

Q: How do I obtain copies of police reports?


A: Police reports are usually available 3-5 business days after the report has been taken. Reports are available at the Records Division, inside the Police Headquarters, Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:15pm ( frequently closed for lunch between 1:00pm and 2:00pm). The Records Division is closed on all Federal and State holidays. There is a cost for all reports according to the type of report and its length. 
In accordance with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), persons requesting copies of any records must complete a records request form.

Q: Does the Police Department offer fingerprinting services?

A: Fingerprinting services are available Tuesday-Friday 7am-11:45am, No Holidays. There is a $20.00 fee for this. For further information please call the Records Division at (201) 251-4531.

Q: Do I need to register my alarm?

A: In accordance with Village Ordinance No. 1785, all residential and business alarms must be registered with the Police Department. Repeated false alarms will be subjected to fines as outlined in the ordinance.

Q: I understand that the Ridgewood Police Department is often in need of School Crossing Guards. Who do I contact to become one?

A: Being a school crossing guard is rewarding, part-time work that makes a positive contribution to the safety of our children. Contact Tom Shortway at (201) 251-4531.

Q: Can I leave a dumpster in the road in front of my house?

A: Applications for dumpster permits can be obtained through the Records Division. Please call (201) 251-4531 for more information.

Q: How do I get a handicapped placard for my vehicle?

A: Temporary handicapped permits can be obtained through the Records Division. Please call (201) 251-4531 for more information.


Parking

Q: Can I leave my vehicle parked in the street overnight?

A: Parking in the roadway is prohibited from 2am-6am. If for some reason you need to leave a vehicle in the roadway overnight, you must call (201) 652-3900 prior to 2 am and request permission. Permission will only be granted if there is no way to park a vehicle in your driveway or parking lot.

For extended overnight or special circumstance daytime parking permission, please send a written request to:

Ridgewood Police 
Attn: Capt. J. Luthcke
131 N. Maple Ave. 
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Q: Where can I find out about commuter parking and resident permits. 
   
A: Click here for a link to the parking regulations and Business District PARKING GUIDE


Traffic



Q: Does the Police Department concentrate on certain roadways where speeding vehicles are a problem?

A: The Police Department's Traffic Division handles these complaints and problem areas. Police units are assigned to enforcement details in areas where traffic problems have been determined to exist. If you have a specific complaint, please refer it to the Traffic Division, Sgt.Brian Pullman at (201) 251-4540.

Q: Can I have my child seat installed in my car?

A: The Ridgewood Police Department no longer offers car seat installation. Click here for a link to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for information about child passenger safety.  

Miscellaneous


Q: How early in the morning can I start construction and/or use construction tools at my house?

A: Village Ordinance 222-1 sets the guidelines for the use of construction equipment:

Chapter 222: POWER TOOLS, LANDSCAPING AND YARD MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT 
§ 222-1. Commercial use. 

A. Commercial use of power tools or landscaping and yard maintenance equipment and motorized construction equipment is permitted in the Village of Ridgewood in all residential zones or within 200 feet of a residential property line when such use is conducted on a commercial or industrial property during the following times only: 
(1) From Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.; and
(2) On Saturday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
(3) Such operation is prohibited entirely on Sundays.

B. The Village Manager shall have the authority to permit the otherwise prohibited uses in the case of an emergency and on Sundays pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated by the Manager and approved by the Village Council. 
§ 222-2. Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to power machinery used for ice and snow removal.

Q: How do find out about school closings?

A: School closings are announced by the Ridgewood Public Schools and a phone notification is sent via Swift Reach. Additionally, parents may register for E-News with their child’s school, which will send email notification. Lastly, please check the Ridgewood Public Schools website for updates. Do not call the Police Department for this information. 

Q: I receive calls from solicitors requesting donations for various police related associations. Are these legitimate? Should I donate to these solicitors?

A: The Ridgewood Police Department does not solicit over the telephone. The Police Department is a part of the Ridgewood PBA Local #20. The only solicitation done from the Police Department or PBA Local 20 is through the mail, usually once annually. Calls from all other "law enforcement" organizations are done by telemarketing firms. These solicitations, DO NOT benefit the Ridgewood Police Department or PBA Local 20 in any way. These telemarketers are not Police Officers and use high pressure tactics to get you to participate. Several of them will say there solicitations benefit Bergen County Police Agencies. 

We urge you to use extreme caution should you decide to contribute to these agencies. The only organization making money from these solicitations is the telemarketing firm. If you decide to contribute to any of these organizations, always ask for the name, address and telephone number so that you may call back after careful consideration. Most of them will not give out this information. You may also ask for financial statements and/or budget information prior to making your decision. If you have any questions please direct them to the Police Department. 

Q: Who do I call to report problems with neighbors regarding property and/or zoning disputes?

A: Any civil disputes of this nature should be referred to the Building or Engineering Departments (201) 670-5500. The Police Department does not get involved in these types of civil matters.

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