Contact Infomation

Off. Gene Scanlon
escanlon@lawpd.com

(978) 794-5900 Ext. 584

 

Firearm Licensing Information

There are four classes of firearms licenses and all applications are by appointment only:

License to Carry(LTC) - Class A, Large Capacity, (handguns, rifles, shotguns, and pepper spray) fee: $100.00 money order only.


License to Carry(LTC) - Class B, non Large Capacity, (handguns, rifles, shotguns, pepper spray) fee: $100.00 money order only.
 


New Applicants:


Class A and B licenses:

-You must be age 21 years or older.
-You must be a U.S citizen, born or naturalized (birth certificate if U.S. born; if naturalized, MUST produce ORIGINAL naturalization certificate along with birth certificate from country you were born in.) or a permanent, legal resident alien with a valid permanent resident alien card with birth certificate from country you were born in.
-Proof of Lawrence residency

Firearms Identification Card(FID) - Non-large capacity rifles, shotguns and pepper spray only, fee: $100.00 money order only.


-You must be age 18 years or older. (15 years with “in-person” written permission from parent or legal guardian.)
-You must be a U.S citizen, born or naturalized (birth certificate if U.S. born; if naturalized, MUST produce ORIGINAL naturalization certificate along with birth certificate from country you were born in.) or a permanent, legal resident alien with a valid permanent resident alien card with birth certificate from country you were born in.
-Proof of Lawrence residency


Restricted Firearms Identification Card(FID-Rest.) - for Chemical Sprays only, fee: $25.00 money order only.

-You must be age 18 years or older. (15 years with “in-person” written permission from parent or legal guardian.)
-You must be a U.S citizen, born or naturalized (birth certificate if U.S. born; if naturalized, MUST produce ORIGINAL naturalization certificate along with birth certificate from country you were born in.) or a permanent, legal resident alien with a valid permanent resident alien card with birth certificate from country you were born in.
-Proof of Lawrence residency


Fees to apply are payable in cash or money order only (NO personal checks or credit cards.)

If you have a Class B, you do not need a FID card for rifles & shotguns or chemical propellants.

A Class A covers all firearms but NOT machine guns.

A FELONY conviction is an automatic lifetime disqualifier.

Certain misdemeanor convictions can also be lifetime disqualifiers

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LTC Class A & B, in addition to a clean criminal record, there is the issue of "suitability."

If you are requesting a Class A for employment/business-owner purposes, you will also need to submit a signed request by your employer on company letterhead and/or produce evidence of being a bona fide business owner (i.e. city/state licenses-permits in the business-owner's name.)

FID has no issue of "suitability" and may be obtained after a 5-year period after certain misdemeanor convictions.


Class A, B and FID-Class C, require completion of a "Massachusetts-approved" Basic Firearms Safety Course.
Restricted FID (chemical spray) does not.


Once these basic steps are completed, please email Off. Scanlon at: escanlon@lawpd.com or call 978-794-5900 Ext. 584, clearly leave your name and telephone number to set up an appointment.

RENEWALS:  contact Off. Scanlon 2 to 4 months PRIOR to date of expiration for renewal appointment.

It is suggested you pick up a firearms licensing flyer at the Lawrence Police Department for more information on firearms safety classes.