Firearm Licensing

Application

Forms

Making an Appointment

Definitions

Types of

Licenses

Restrictions

Age

Requirements

Disqualifications

License Fees

Expiration Information

and Grace Periods

Change of Address

Firearm Transfer or Loss

Gun Law and Helpful Links

Safety Tips

Lost PIN

Storage Locks

Firearms Licensing Process

 

Not an all inclusive list.

If this is the first time you are applying for a Firearms Identification Card (FID) you will need to bring with you:

To renew your License to Carry (LTC) Firearms or Firearms Identification (FID) Card you will need to bring with you:

 

Note: LTC & FID Application Question #4 reads as follows: “Have you ever been arrested or appeared in court as a defendant for any criminal offense?"

 

The key word is "appeared". Having been charged and convicted of a crime does not necessarily prohibit you from getting an FID or LTC. Not answering truthfully does. 

 

Understand that "appeared" includes all adult and juvenile appearances. It does not matter if you were found not guilty, or if the charges were dismissed, or if you received a continuance without a finding, or your record was sealed--you still have to answer "yes" to the question if you ever appeared in any criminal court. If you do not answer truthfully, we will find out, no matter how long ago.

 

If you have a sealed record, you also have to indicate this; we are notified of disqualifiers even if they are from a sealed record.

 

We will not accept "I forgot," "They told me it would not show up," or "It never showed up before." Remember: you are signing this application under penalties of perjury; you will be denied a license for any untruthful answer and you may face the possibility of prosecution.

 

Information about how to obtain your criminal offender record information (CORI) is available from the Executive Office of Public Safety & Security: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/crime-prev-personal-sfty/bkgd-check/cori/