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Frequently Asked Questions
Information for
Firearms Licensing

Firearms Licensing Information

New Applicants for License to Carry Class A (LTC) and Firearm Identification Card (FID): (By Appointment Only)

  • Complete a Firearms Safety Course by a Certified Safety Instructor
  • Contact Dispatch (508)-674-8464 to have your name placed on a New Applicant List
  • Completely fill out application
  • After a Firearms Licensing Officer has called you, bring in the Application to the front desk
    • You will need:
      • A check or money order made out to “TOWN OF SWANSEA” (See “License Fee” list)
      • Copy of your safety certificate
      • Completed application.
    • You will be contacted to scheduled an appointment for fingerprints once your application has been submitted and processed.

Renewal Applicants:

  • DO NOT APPLY FOR RENEWAL UNTIL YOU ARE 3 MONTHS AWAY FROM EXPIRATION
  • Fill our application form completely
  • You will need:
    • Completed application
    • Check or money order made out to “TOWN OF SWANSEA” to the front desk Dispatcher.
    • Please include an email on the application to have a receipt emailed to you advising you we have started the process.
  • No appointment is needed to drop off a renewal application.

Applications:

Applicants are urged to carefully consider Question (4) found on page 2 of the application.

The question refers to any criminal charges brought forth against you, in any court of law, regardless of the outcome, age of the charge, or your age at the time of the offense. If you appeared in court as a defendant and the charges brought against you were filed, dismissed, CWOF (continued without a finding), sealed, guilty, not guilty, etc., you must answer YES to the question and provide as much detail as possible. It is your responsibility to inform the licensing authority.

The key word is APPEARED, not necessarily arrested.

You do not have to list non-criminal traffic offenses.

Having been arrested and convicted of a crime does not necessarily prohibit you from getting a LTC or FID. You can be denied for not answering the question correctly.

Understand this applies for all applications. You must disclose all appearances in court for criminal offenses on renewals even if you have disclosed on prior applications. IT IS NOT ONLY NEW APPEARANCES.

Be advised that if your application is not completed truthfully or accurately, your LTC or FID request can be automatically denied.

License Fee:

TYPE OF LICENSE COST FEE EXCEPTION/NOTES
FID under 18 years old $25  No Exceptions
LTC (New or Renewal) $100 No Fee for Renewal 70 Years or Older
FID (New or Renewal) $100 No Fee for Renewal 70 Years or Older
LTC or FID (Law Enforcement Officer) $25 No Exceptions

Lost Firearms PIN:

  • Contact the Firearms PIN and License Status Hotline at (617) 660-4722, available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Forms:

Any questions regarding firearm licensing should be directed to:

Sgt. Keith Chomka                                                                         Sgt. Eric Thibault

(508)-674-8464 Ext. 143                                                                (508)-674-8464 Ext. 144

Keith.chomka@swanseapolice.com                                             Eric.Thibault@swanseapolice.com