Firearms Application and Links

Application Information

Applicants are required to call or come into the Gardner Police Department & schedule an appointment.  If you are renewing a License to Carry a Firearm (L.T.C.) or Firearms Identification (F.I.D.) Card, it is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment approximately three months prior to the expiration of your current license. Only City of Gardner Residents or Business Owners may apply.  

Firearm Links

Firearms Record Bureau - The Firearms Record Bureau (FRB) maintains a database of licenses issued and records of firearms sales by gun dealers, as well as private transfers of weapons.  The FRB is a valuable resource for the public and law enforcement agencies to answer questions regarding the Commonwealth's gun laws.

Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal - Massachusetts General Law c. 140, §§128A and 128B, requires all individuals who sell, transfer, inherit, or lose a firearm to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss of the firearms to the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services Firearms Records Bureau (FRB). This on-line system will allow you to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss/theft data electronically to the FRB.

Firearms Change of Address Notification Form - A cardholder shall notify the licensing authority that issued such firearms license, the chief of police into whose jurisdiction such cardholder moves, and the commissioner of the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services of any change of address within 30 days of its occurrence. Failure to notify any of these entities shall be cause for revocation or suspension of the license. 

Firearms Deletion Request Form - This form is used to request the removal of an incorrect transaction entered into the Massachusetts Firearms Registration and Transfer System (E-FA-10).