Firearms Information


Application requirements:
  1. Must be a United States citizen
  2. Must be a Pepperell resident or business owner in Pepperell (must provide proof)
Please note: The Pepperell Police Department will conduct a local and national criminal records background check on each applicant. A criminal record may deny you a License to Carry (LTC) or Firearms Identification Card (FID). Any false information on the application will result in the denial of the LTC/FID.

Certain crimes are automatic reasons for denial, if denied your Application Fee will not be refunded.

The Pepperell Police Department participates in the Massachusetts Instant Records Check System (MIRCS). This system provides information directly linked to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau, and provides newly improved License to Carry and Firearms Identification Cards.

To obtain a License to Carry (LTC) / Firearms Identification Card (FID) Appointment please follow these instructions:

(Appointments are a minimum of 20 minutes, but can last longer)

First Time Applicants
  1. Please Complete a LTC/FID Application form.
  2. (Applications are available at the Pepperell Police station for $1.50 or can be obtained from the Public Safety section of Mass.gov)
  3. Call 978-433-2424 to make an appointment to meet with the Certified Firearms Licensing Official
  4. Bring a copy of your approved gun safety course certificate (M.G.L. C140 s131P)
  5. Bring your Massachusetts Driver’s License
  6. Bring any firearms licenses you may have from another state
  7. Bring $100 LTC/FID application fee (cash/check only)
  8. If a naturalized citizen you MUST bring your Naturalization Card
  9. If applicant is a minor, parent(s) are required to attend appointment
  10. If applicant is applying for business bring proof of business ownership
LTC/FID Renewals
  1. Please Complete a LTC/FID Application form.
  2. (Applications are available at the Pepperell Police station for $1.50 or can be obtained from the Public Safety section of Mass.gov)
  3. Call 978-433-2424 to make an appointment to meet with the Certified Firearms Licensing Official
  4. Bring your Massachusetts Driver’s License
  5. Bring a copy of your approved gun safety course certificate if previous LTC/FID is from another town or if not licensed before May 1998 (M.G.L. C140 s131P)
  6. Bring your previously issued LTC/FID
  7. Bring any firearms licenses you may have from another state
  8. Bring $100 LTC/FID application fee (cash/check only)
  9. If a naturalized citizen you MUST bring your Naturalization Card
  10. If applicant is applying for business bring proof of business ownership
What Happens during Your Appointment?
  • You will meet with the Certified Licensing Official to process your application in the MIRCS computer system.
  • First time applicants for a LTC/FID will be fingerprinted.
  • A digital photograph of you and an electronic image of your fingerprint will be taken and scanned into the computer.
  • You will be asked for payment for the LTC/FID application per state regulations.
Once your application is completed, the Licensing Authority will review your application and complete a criminal background check. The CLO will then submit your information to:
 
  • Massachusetts State Police Identification Section for an Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Review, and
  • The Department of Mental Health
 
Once these comprehensive background checks are completed and reviewed your application may be approved or denied pursuant to M.G.L.

(Please note this process can take approximately 6-8 weeks.)

If your application is denied you will receive a letter in the mail with the details and further instructions. If no letter is received, applicants should contact the Pepperell Police Department to see if their license has arrived. Applicants must pick up the license at the police department. It will NOT be mailed to them.

Firearms Forms and Applications
 

The Public Safety section of Mass.gov includes several firearms related forms and applications:
  • Firearms Identification (FID) Card Or License To Carry Firearms (LTC) Application
  • License to Carry Change Of Address Notification
  • Non-Resident License to Carry Firearms (LTC) Application
  • Firearms Transaction Form (FA-10)
  • Massachusetts Resident Alien Permit Application
  • Firearm License Review Board Petition
  • Request for Personal Search
  • Basic Firearms Safety Instructors