Firearms Information

Firearms Licensing Hours



Please contact the police department at 978-433-2424 to schedule an appointment for new licenses only. Renewals DO NOT need an appointment. 

Firearms Application Procedures


 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) please follow these instructions:

First Time Applicants - Appointment is necessary
  1. Please Complete a LTC/FID Application form.
  2. Applications are available at the Pepperell Police station or can be obtained from the Public Safety section of Mass.gov) or the Town of Pepperell website.
  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 $100 LTC/FID application fee (cash/check only), Checks made out to Town of Pepperell.
  7. If a naturalized citizen you MUST bring your Naturalization Card
  8. If applicant is a minor a letter from a parent/guardian is necessary.
  9. If applicant is applying for business bring proof of business ownership
LTC/FID Renewals
For renewals only - No Appointment is needed

  1. Please Complete a LTC/FID Application form.
  2. Applications are available at the Pepperell Police station or can be obtained from the Public Safety section of Mass.gov or the Town of Pepperell website.
  3. Bring your Massachusetts Driver’s License
  4. Bring your previously issued LTC/FID
  5. Bring $100 LTC/FID application fee (cash/check only), Checks made out to Town of Pepperell
  6. If a naturalized citizen you MUST bring your Naturalization Card
  7. If applicant is applying for business bring proof of business ownership
What Happens during Your Appointment?
  • First time applicants for a LTC/FID will be fingerprinted.
  • A digital photograph of you will be taken and scanned into the computer for new applications and renewals.
  • You will be asked for payment for the LTC/FID application per state regulations.
Once your application is completed,we will review your application and complete a criminal background check. Your information will then be submitted 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. Pepperell Police Department will call you when your license is in. 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