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:: Firearms Licensing  

Firearms Licensing

Applications are accepted Tuesdays or Thursdays 8:00AM to 12:00PM. No appointment needed. Bring the completed application and all of the requested information. Incomplete or partial applications will not be accepted.

First time applying for a License to Carry Firearms (LTC)
    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driverís license.
  • Application fee of $100.00, check or money (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.
  • Two letters of reference. They must be signed and include the name, address and phone number of the person giving the reference.
  • A Copy of your Massachusetts approved firearms-training course certificate.
  • Naturalization Certificate if you are a naturalized citizen, or Green Card if you are a resident alien.

The Fall River Police Department only issues un-restricted Class A Licenses (All Lawful Purposes).

First time applying for a Firearms Identification Card (FID)

    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driver's license.
  • Application fee of $100.00, check or money order (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.
  • A copy of your Massachusetts approved firearms-training course certificate.
  • Naturalization Certificate if you are a naturalized citizen, or Green Card if you are a resident alien.

First time applying for a Restricted Defensive Spray FID Card

Restricted Defensive Spray FIDís are only issued to 15 to 17 Year Olds. 18 and older they are not required

    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driver’s license.
  • Application fee of $25.00, check or money order (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.
  • Naturalization Certificate if you are a naturalized citizen, or Green Card if you are a resident alien.

To renew your License to Carry Firearms or Firearms Identification Card

    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driver’s license.
  • Your License to Carry Firearms and/or Firearms Identification Card.
  • Application fee of $100.00, check or money order (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.

All of the local gun shops or gun clubs can put you in contact with a local instructor. Be sure they are Massachusetts certified. Safety courses vary in cost from $50 to over $150, be sure to shop around.

Firearms Forms & Applications

Firearms
Records Bureau

Frequently
Asked Questions

Change of
Address Form

Gun Owner's Action League List of Certified Instructors

 

For More Information and Forms

Contact Detective Brian Cordeiro

or
508-676-8511 Ext. 219

 

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