How do I obtain a license to carry a firearm (LTC) for a firearms identification card (FID)?
Residents of the Town of Amherst can apply for either form of firearm license from the Chief of Police. The procedure for a license include:
  • Download and complete the attached Firearm Application. Applications are also available in the Police Department lobby.
  • Contact the Amherst Police Department at 413-259-3000 to schedule an interview appointment.
  • Go to the Amherst Town Hall Collectors Office to pay the Commonwealth of Massachusetts mandated $100 fee. You will be issued a receipt.
  • At your appointment, you should bring with you your completed application (with your firearms/hunters safety certificate if applicable), and a form of identification. New applicants need to provide a passport size photo with their application. All applicants will also need to provide a copy of their receipt issued by the collectors office.
  • If you application is approved, you will be notified by the Police Department that your license is available for you to pick up at the station. This process generally takes 45-60 days.

    For More information on the firearms laws, requirements and disqualifying factors, see the Criminal History Systems Board's Firearms Records Bureau.

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