LICENSE TO CARRY FIREARMS CAN BE ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS, WITH ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AS DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THIS AUTHORITY: ALL LAWFUL PURPOSES, TARGET, HUNTING, SPORT, EMPLOYMENT. A LICENSE TO POSSESS A MACHINE GUN WILL BE ISSUED ONLY TO A MASSACHUSETTS CERTIFIED FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR OR A BONA FIDE COLLECTOR.
All first time applicants must provide certification that the applicant successfully completed a Basic Firearms Safety Course by a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Basic Firearms Course Instructor or Hunter Education and Firearms Safety Course given by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. (Applies to class' A', 'B' and ‘C’ Firearms Identification Cards Only).
All applicants seeking a License to Carry Firearms for employment purposes shall on company letterhead submit a signed letter from their employer stating his or her duties and need to carry a firearm. In the event the applicant is terminated or changes employment the License to Carry Firearms shall be revoked. It is the responsibility of the applicant to notify the Licensing Authority of the Franklin Police Department upon any change of employment.
Application fee is $100.00 for all new and renewal Class ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ Firearms Cards. A Restricted Class ‘D’ Firearms Card is $25.00 with no fee for the renewal. Your fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and payable when application is submitted. PERSONAL CHECK, BANK CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. NO CASH. Make check Payable to the TOWN OF FRANKLIN.
There is NO paper application required. The process is
electronic, and will be completed during your appointment. Any questions regarding firearms licensing, or to schedule an appointment, call 1-508-528-1212, extension 2718 or email Lieutenant Ryan. Appointments scheduled Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday 730am-230pm.
The Franklin Police Department ONLY accepts this approved Safety Course certificate. Click here to view approved form.