Firearms Identification Card & License to Carry

Applicants for a Firearms Identification Card (FID), a License to Carry Firearms (LTC), or a License to Possess a Machine Gun need to complete the application, must possess a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License and show proof of residency. Applicants must be residents or business owners in the City of Springfield. The application can be downloaded below.

New applicants need to present a certificate of completion of a live fire Massachusetts approved gun safety course at the time of application. Check online at or to find a certified training program.

For all application requirements, please refer to the SPD General Order on License to Carry Firearms Application Requirements.

If you are a new applicant, please call (413) 787-6310.

Applications for renewal may be submitted by USPS mail:

Springfield Police Department
Attention Clerk’s Office
130 Pearl Street
Springfield, MA 01105

Applicants should allow time for the processing of fingerprints and photographs. Applicants should be prepared to pay the $100.00 non-refundable application fee when the application is submitted. Acceptable types of payment include personal checks, cash, or money orders. Do not send cash as payment for renewal applications. Cash is only acceptable as payment for new applications during your in-person appointment.

The application is reviewed by the licensing authority of the Springfield Police Department. The License will be delivered to the applicant by USPS mail.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (413) 787-6310. The Fax number is (413) 787-6519.