Firearms Licensing

Please be advised that The Burlington Police Department has resumed the processing of all firearms licenses.

To apply for a Firearms Identification Card or License to Carry Firearms, you must contact Sergeant Tim Kirchner at 781-505-4966 to schedule an appointment.

Please Note: If there are any issues/questions about this process you will be contacted immediately for clarification or documentation by Sergeant Kirchner. Calling other agencies involved in this process will not expedite the process, and all contacts to them will be forwarded to Burlington Police Department.

New Licenses

For new licenses, please mail in your signed application with a copy of your Basic Firearms Safety Course certificate and a check in the amount of $100 made payable to The Town of Burlington. You will receive a telephone call to confirm an appointment for fingerprinting.

Mail to:
Burlington Police Department
Attention: Firearms Licensing
45 Center Street
Burlington, MA 01803

License to Carry Firearms (LTC)

If this is the first time you are applying for a License to Carry Firearms (LTC) you will need to bring with you to the appointment:

  • Your driver's license.
  • A receipt from the Burlington Town Hall Tax office showing you paid the $100 application fee in cash or check (made payable to The Town of Burlington) No receipts at this time. Checks made payable to the Town of Burlington are currently being accepted with the LTC application by mail.
  • A Copy of your Massachusetts approved firearms-training course certificate.
  • A completed application for an LTC.

Firearms Identification Card (FID)

If this is the first time you are applying for a Firearms Identification Card (FID), you will need to bring with you to the appointment:

  • Your driver's license.
  • A receipt from the Burlington Town Hall Tax office showing you paid the $100 application fee in cash or check (made payable to The Town of Burlington). FID under 18 years old is $25 and requires a certificate of permission from a parent or guardian.
  • A Copy of your Massachusetts approved firearms-training course certificate.
  • A completed application for an FID.

Renewals

For LTC renewals, please mail in your signed renewal application with a check in the amount of $100 made payable to The Town of Burlington. If you were previously licensed through The Burlington Police Department, no further action is necessary and your application will be processed. If you were previously licensed elsewhere, an appointment will be made by telephone for fingerprinting. All fees are waived for renewal applicants over 70 years of age.

To renew your License to Carry Firearms or Firearms Identification Card, you will need to bring with you to the appointment:

  • Your driver's license.
  • A receipt from the Burlington Town Hall Tax office showing you paid the $100 application fee in cash or check (made payable to The Town of Burlington. (Note: Renewals for persons age 70 and over are free of charge.)
  • Your License to Carry Firearms and/or Firearms Identification Card.
  • A completed application for an LTC.

For renewals please call for an appointment 3 months prior to the expiration of your current firearms license.