On August 13, 2014, Chapter 284 of the Acts of 2014, “An Act Relative to the Reduction of Gun Violence”, was signed into law.

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Key Changes to the Massachusetts Gun Laws - August, 2014


In accordance with the provisions of the new gun law, the Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal has been implemented. Beginning March 15, 2015, firearms licensees and gun owners are required by law to report ALL private sales, transfers, and surrenders of firearms to the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau via the Gun Portal. Paper FA-10 forms will no longer be accepted for these transaction types!

Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)

To Access the DCJIS iCORI Service Click Here

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The DCJIS will be implementing a major upgrade of the iCORI Service on Tuesday, April 28th. As a result, the iCORI Service will be unavailable from approximately 10:00 P.M. on Monday, April 27th, to approximately 9:00 A.M. on April 28th. When service is restored, you will be required to read the updated Terms and Conditions before being allowed access.

NOTICE: Important Changes to the Massachusetts iCORI System  pdf format of Important Changes to the Massachusetts iCORI System


The DCJIS will be extending all current iCORI registrations for one additional year, eliminating the need for any account to be renewed in 2014. This extension will move all renewal dates to 2015.  The DCJIS is currently working to update all expiration dates within the iCORI system. This change should be reflected in all accounts over the upcoming months.

            Current Firearms Records Bureau (FRB) License Processing Time

As of August 24, 2015, the FRB is currently approving and printing licenses that were submitted for review by police departments between August 10 and August 23.