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Firearms Licensing

You must apply in person on Tuesdays or Thursdays, between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Bring the completed application and all of the requested information. Incomplete or partial applications will not be accepted.

If this is the first time you are applying for a License to Carry Firearms (LTC)
    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driver’s license.
  • Application fee of $100.00, check or money (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.
  • A Copy of your Massachusetts approved firearms-training course certificate.           
  • A letter requesting a License to Carry Firearms, state the reasons why you are requesting a LTC.
  • Two letters of reference. They must be signed and include the name, address and phone number of the person giving the reference.           
  • 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).

If this is the first time you are 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.

   If this is the first time you are applying for a Restricted Mace/Pepper Spray FID Card
    

    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.
  • Application fee of $100.00, check or money order (no cash), made payable to The City of Fall River.
  • Your License to Carry Firearms and/or Firearms Identification Card.

   To renew your Restricted Mace/Pepper Spray FID Card

    You will need to bring with you:
  • Your driver’s license.
  • Your Mace/Pepper Spray Firearms Identification Card.

All of the local gun shops or gun clubs can put you in contact with a local instructor. Be sure they are Massachusetts certified. You can also find a link on the Fall River Police Departments website to a further list of certified instructors.

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 Mark Bouchard
mbouchard@frpd.org
or
508-676-8511 Ext. 219

 

 
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