Firearms Division

Instant record Check System
As of November 2003, Licensing Authorities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts using the Massachusetts Instant Precord Check System (MIRCS) have issued firearms licenses that resemble the license mockup listed below. The actual size of the card is 3.25 L x 2.1 W.

Any individual seeking a firearms license who is a resident of the City of Fitchburg or owns a business situated in the City of Fitchburg, must contact the Fitchburg Police Department's Firearms Licensing Unit at 978-345-1435 (voicemail) to schedule an appointment to process their application. Also, for Fingerprint requests please contact (978) 345-9650.

You may view the Firearm License Application (PDF) to prepare for your scheduled appointment by downloading the application form.

If you have recently moved and need to update your firearms license, please use the Firearms Change of Address form

The fee for all licenses is $100 in the form of a bank check or money order, payable to the City of Fitchburg.
License Type
Class A Large Capacity
License to Carry Firearms (M.G.L c.140 § 131)
Class B Non-Large Capacity
License to Carry Firearms (M.G.L c.140 § 131)
Firearms Identification Card
(M.G.L c.140 
§ 129B)
Firearms Identification Card
Restricted-Chemical Propellant Only (M.G.L c.140 
§ 129B)
Resident License to Possess a Machine Gun
(M.G.L c.140 § 131)
License to Sell/Rent/Lease
Firearms, Rifles, Shotguns, or Machine Guns (M.G.L c.140 § 122)
License to Perform Services as a Gunsmith
(M.G.L c.140 § 122)
License to Sell Ammunition
(M.G.L c.140 § 122B)