Firearms Licensing Information

Gun Permits - Notice to Applicants

  1. Please read the below instructions for a new or renewal LTC or FID.
  2. Download the "Firearm Form and Application" here.
  3. If applicable, click here for the change of address form or here for the firearms transfer process.
Leave the completed application at the lobby window with copies of any necessary documents. If in an envelope, please mark it Gun Permit Application. All documents must be submitted together.
For new and renewal applications you must call Lt. O'Leary for an appointment for an interview, fingerprints, and photos at 617-993-2553. Applicants should wait two (2) business days after submitting their applications before making an appointment. No walk ins.
Failure to be fingerprinted and photographed, not filling out the application completely, or not submitting all the required documents, will result in the application not being processed. Failure to call and make an appointment within (1) month will result in the application being removed from system.
Payment of the $100 non-refundable application fee is due when you are fingerprinted and photographed. Checks made out to the "Town of Belmont" are preferred.
Do not supply any photos with your application.
If you have firearms questions, please contact Lt. O'Leary at (617) 993-2553 or via email

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Det. Lt. Brendan O'Leary Lt. 617-993-2553