Firearms Licensing

New Applicants


New License to Carry (LTC) applicants must have completed an approved firearms safety course.  New Firearms Identification Card (FID) applicants must have completed an approved basic hunter safety course.  Active and Reserve Military members do not need to complete the safety course but must bring a military ID at the time of their appointment.  After completing the course, please mail in your safety course certificate, completed application (which can be found on the state's website listed below), along with a check in the amount of $100.00 payable to the "City of Westfield". 

Once we receive your packet, we will process your permit online and we will call you to come in for a brief appointment.  At the time of your appointment you will be required to bring a valid MA drivers license or state ID (please be sure the RMV has your current address before your appointment). If born outside of the United States, you must bring your original Green Card or Certificate of Naturalization. Your photo and fingerprints will also be taken at the time of your appointment.  Your new LTC/FID will then be mailed to you within 2-3 months.

If you have any questions, please call the Firearms Division at (413) 642-9377.

Renewals


Renewals should be done 2 – 3 months before the current license expires.  As long as the application is received before the current LTC or FID’s expiration date, the grace period is indefinite.  Please mail in your completed application (which can be found on the state's website listed below), along with a check in the amount of $100.00 payable to "City of Westfield".  Once we receive your packet, will will process your permit.  A receipt will be mailed to you as soon as your application is processed.  Your new LTC/FID will be mailed to you within 2-3 months. 

 If you have any questions, please call the Firearms Division at (413) 642-9377.  

Mace


You no longer need to have a permit to carry mace/pepper spray at the age of 18.

 

Fees

 
  • New or renewal LTC age 21-69 = $100.00
  • Renewal LTC age 70+ = No charge
  • New or renewal FID age 18-69=$100.00
  • Renewal FID age 70+ = No charge
  • New FID or LTC age 70+ = $100.00
  • New FID age 15-17 = $25.00 (Guardian must be at the appointment)
Note: Only checks or money orders are accepted as payment methods and should be made payable to
the City of Westfield.

Applications should be mailed to Westfield Police Department
     Attn: Firearms Licensing
     15 Washington Street
     Westfield, MA 01085

More information including course locations and applications can be found at Mass.gov - Getting A Gun License in Massachusetts