Massachusetts requires the issuance of a License To Carry or Firearms Identification Card to purchase or possess most forms of ammunition and firearms. A Firearms Identification Card is required for citizens to purchase and possess propellant spray. Most LTC/FID cards must be renewed every six years and the state/department issuing the license MUST be notified of any address changes during that period.
All applications are processed in real time using the Bourne Police Department firearms licensing computer. Applicants are asked to print out and complete the appropriate application and acknowledgement forms prior to arriving at the station. New applicants for FID/LTC also need to have with them a certificate proving the successful completion of a certified Firearms Safety Course or Hunter Safety Course prior to submission of the application.
Appointments are not accepted and all applications are processed in a first come, first serve manner. The Sergeant-On-Duty is available to complete applications most days, 9AM to 11 AM. However, due to staffing limitations, if the Sergeant-On-Duty is supervising a priority call, or the licensing room is unavailable due to the booking of a prisoner, applications will not be able to be processed. It is suggested that all applicants call the Bourne Police Department at least 15 minutes prior to arrival to confirm availability. Each application can take up to 60 minutes. Appointments are not accepted; however, if there are extenuating circumstances, the Firearms Supervisor may be able to arrange for an alternate time depending on staffing. Please email Sergeant Kim Young with any questions regarding licensing and availability.
Call 508-759-4451 at least 15 minutes prior to arrival to confirm availability
More forms available in the Records and Forms Section, including Change of Address Form
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