Possession Information for Residents

Resident License to Carry (LTC) Firearms

To lawfully possess a handgun, you must have a valid LTC. To read requirements and restrictions, see M.G.L. c. 140, § 131 .You may get an application at your local police department, or print an application pdf format of LTC_FID Application and Rsident Alien Application file size 1MB . Contact your local police department for additional information.


Resident Firearms Identification (FID) Cards

To lawfully possess a rifle, shotgun, ammunition, or chemical propellant spray, you must possess a valid FID card. To read requirements and restrictions, see M.G.L. c. 140, §129B. You may get an application at your local police department print an application pdf format of LTC_FID Application and Rsident Alien Application file size 1MB . Contact your local police department for additional information


Resident Aliens

Persons who are  residents of Massachusetts but are not citizens of the United States or lawful permanent resident aliens (green card holders), must obtain a Resident Alien Permit to possess non-large capacity rifles, shotguns, ammunition, and chemical propellant spray. (M.G.L. c. 140, § 131F, and 131H). You may request an application from the Firearms Record Bureau, or print a Massachusetts Resident Alien Permit Application here pdf format of Resident Alien Application Sept 2013