Firearms

License to carry and firearms identification permits are good for 6 years.

Letter of Reference Requirements:
 
  1. Two (2) Letters of Reference are required.
  2. Letters from family members are unacceptable.
  3. Wording such as the following is required:
    1. How long the writer has known the applicant?
    2. From where does the writer know the applicant?
      i. Personal?
      ​​​​​ii. Professional?
    3. Wording to include, “…I believe 'John Doe' to be a responsible and mature person to be issued a license to carry a concealed firearm…” and, “…As an LTC holder myself, I know of no issues or incidents in his past that would jeopardize the public or that should prohibit him from carrying and using a firearm in a safe manner…”
    4. If the writer is aware of any military, civic or fraternal, history of the applicant, please indicate so in the letter.
    5. Any community activities the applicant may be involved in (coach, mentor, Big Brothers, Big Sisters etc.)

  4. Check or money order for $100 payable to "Town of Boylston".  *Over 70 years of age is free.

  5. Call for Appointment.

First-Time Permits Will Need the Following:

License to Carry Class "A" or "B"
 

  1. Completed Application.
  2. Course Completion: Safety or Hunter Safety.  *Call Boylston Police Station for information on Hunter Safety Courses.
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference with name, address and phone number.

Firearms Identification Card (FID)
 

  1. Completed Application.
  2. Course Completion: Safety or Hunter Safety.  *Call Boylston Police Station for information on Hunter Safety Courses.
  3. Two (2) written letters of reference with name, address and phone number.
  4. Check or money order for $100 payable to "Town of Boylston". 

    *Over 70 years of age is free.
    *Ages 15-17, with written consent and presence of parent is $25.

  5. Call for Appointment.


Renewals for Class A or B
 

  1. Completed Application.
  2. Check or money order for $100.
  3. Call for Appointment.

Firearm Transfers: Inheriting/Loss/Theft/Personal Sale
 

If you are looking to transfer a firearm from one owner to another please go to the following site: Visit the Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal.

You will need the following information to proceed with a transfer:

  1. A detailed description of the transferred weapon (serial number/make/model/caliber etc.)
  2. The Seller/Transferor's license information.
  3. The Buyer/Transferee's license information.

You may also need the pin number that was provided to you with your permit.


Firearms Identification Cards are no longer needed for personal chemical spray.
 

If you have any further questions, please contact Sergeant Robert Thomas at (508) 869-2453 between the hours of 3:00 pm and 11:00 pm.