Firearms Licensing Information

Gun Permits - Notice to Applicants
 

New LTC/FID Application Steps:

  • Please read these instructions for a new or renewal LTC or FID.
  • Download the "Firearm Form and Application" here.
  • In your LTC application, please include ALL letters of recommendation and a photocopy of your Massachusetts Certified Gun Safety Class. If requesting an unrestricted new LTC,  please also include a letter to Police Chief James MacIsaac. When listing a telephone number, cell phone numbers are preferred. 
  • Include proof of Belmont residency.
  • If applying for FID only, please list two references.  Letters of recommendation are not required for FID. 
  • Do not submit payment with your NEW LTC/FID application.  BPD collects payment at time of interview/prints. (If a renewal LTC/FID, submit payment)
  • Drop off your completed LTC or FID application at the Belmont Police Station. (Include all letters of recommendation, photocopy of your Massachusetts Certified Gun Safety Course and proof of residency.) In order to process your request, please do not drop off incomplete applications.  
  • Please give our Records Department 7 business days to process your application.
  • Once Records processes your application a Belmont Detective will contact you to schedule a time for an interview and prints. 
  • Please bring a photo ID and a check for $100.00 made out to "Town of Belmont" the day of your appointment.  See below for payment exceptions.
  • After your appointment, click here to check on the status of your application. 

Renewal LTC/FID Application Steps:

  • Please read these instructions for a new or renewal LTC or FID.
  • Download the "Firearm Form and Application" here.
  • Please list references in your application.  Actual letters of recommendation are not required for a renewal LTC/FID.  When listing a telephone number, cell phone numbers are preferred. 
  • Drop off your completed renewal LTC or FID application at the Belmont Police Station. Please include a check for $100.00 made out to "Town of Belmont" with your application (this is for renrewal LTC/FID applications only). See below for payment exceptions. Your application will not be processed without payment. 
  • Please give our Records Department 7 business days to process your application.
  • After 7 business day, click here to check on the status of your application with the Commonwealth.

Payment Exceptions:

  • Over 70 years old: FREE
  • Retired law enforcement: $25
  • FID Applicant Under 18: $25

Miscellaneous: 

  • If applicable, click here for a change of address form or here for the firearms transfer process.
  • For a list of approved Massachusetts Firearms Safety Courses, please click here.
  • Naturalized citizens must supply a copy of their paperwork.  
  • Resident aliens must supply a copy of their green card. 

If you have firearms questions, please contact Det. Lt. Chris Donahue at (617) 993-2553 or via email.