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Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

How to apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars.

DFS Licensing

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For Boiler and Pressure Vessel Licensing call (978) 567-3780

The Details of Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

What you need for Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

You need a license (certificate of competency) to shoot a cannon or mortar in Massachusetts.

You must pass an exam and CORI background check.

This license is valid for 5 years.

There is no fee for the license or a renewal.

How to apply Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

Mail the completed application and required attachments to:

DFS Licensing
Department of Fire Services
P.O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775

Next steps for Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

  1. Apply for a license to shoot cannons or mortars

    Complete applications include:

    • One (1) passport style color photographs (2" x 2")
    • MA residents do not have to send photographs if they permit DFS use of their driver's license photograph from the Registry of Motor Vehicles on the application
    • A legible copy of your current driver's license
    • Completed and notarized CORI request form
    • Endorsement by a MA licensed cannoneer

     

  2. License exam

    You must pass an exam to be licensed to shoot cannons and mortars.

    After we receive your complete application, you will be registered for the next exam. If the application is received after the deadline for the next exam, you will be registered for the following exam.

    Incomplete applications will be returned to you.

     

     

  3. Renew a cannon and mortar license

    90 days before your cannon and mortar license expires, DFS will email you (if we have a valid email on file) or mail you a renewal application.

    Return the complete application at least 30 days before your license expires.

    More info about Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

    • You must be pre-registered for all license exams. 
    • Your complete current application must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date. If we get your application after the deadline, you cannot take the next exam, but will be registered for the following one. 
    •  All exams start promptly at 10:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.All exams are offered at both 1 State Road in Stow (park in the remote lot at the top of the hill) and at 100 Grochmal Avenue in Springfield.
    • Questions? Contact the Licensing Desk at 978-567-3700 or by email at dfs.licensing@dfs.state.ma.us.

    Contact for Apply for a license to shoot cannon and mortars

    Phone

    For Boiler and Pressure Vessel Licensing call (978) 567-3780

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