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Licenses are currently taking 6 to 8 weeks (process involves three other agencies).
When completed your License/FID Card will be mailed to the address you provided at the time of application (home/business).
Under M.G.L. c. 140, §129B(10), and §131(l), a holder of a Firearms Identification Card (FID) Card or an License to Carry Firearms (LTC) must notify, in writing, the licensing authority that issued the Card or License, the chief of police into whose jurisdiction the Card or License holder moves, and the Firearms Records Bureau / Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (FRB/DCJIS). The notice must be made by certified mail within 30 days of its occurrence. In lieu of notifying the FRB/DCJIS via certified mail, you may call 617-660-4722 to report your change of address.
The following information is required:
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 online system will allow you to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss/theft data electronically to the FRB.