Firearms Licensing

Residents or business owners of Lincoln may apply for a FID or LTC at the Lincoln Police Station. FIDs are required to posses low-capacity rifles and shotguns, whereas a LTC allows possession of handguns, rifles, and shotguns. 

1. How do I apply for a FID/LTC?

New applicants must submit the following when applying;

  • A completed resident firearms license application
  • Application fee
  • An approved basic firearms safety course certificate
  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof of residency in Lincoln
Once all the above have been obtained/completed, applicants can deliver completed applications and supporting documentation to the Lincoln Police Station. Applicants will then be contacted to arrange an appointment for fingerprinting before their application is submitted for approval by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services.

2. What is the Basic Firearms Safety Course?

In order to apply for a FID or LTC, all new applicants must first attend a Basic Firearms Safety Course. The course is designed to teach you the principles of how to safely and properly handle a firearm. For more information, including a list of Firearm Safety Instructors, click HERE. (Hunting Safety Courses valid for FIDs only)

3. How do I check the status of my pending FID/LTC or find my PIN?

Applicants may call the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) at 617-660-4722 during business hours (Monday - Friday between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm). You must have the following information ready to receive any information;

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Drivers License Number
4. How do I update my address?

Massachusetts law requires any change of address must be reported within 30 days of moving. A Change of Address Form must be completed and mailed to the following;

  • The licensing authority that issued your current firearms license
  • The Chief of Police of the city or town you moved to
  • The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services