New Applicant Process
Proof of Residency Requirements
Change of Address
Firearms Transactions (Purchase, Sale, Transfer, etc.) E-FA-10
Lost or Stolen LTC/FID
Requesting a Replacement PIN
Seized or Surrendered Firearms
The dates and times for Firearms licensing for NEW APPLICANTS will be posted to the Department’s website calendar on a monthly basis.
Applicants are encouraged, but not required to, mail in their applications and supporting documentation to the station. You may also scan the completed application and supporting documentation to email@example.com prior to coming into the station. If the applicant doesn’t have this capability, bring all required documents on the day you chose to be processed.
When applicants arrive to the station, you will be required to have your temperature taken and the Town of Danvers: Office Visit-Customer Self Certify Form filled out and completed
After an applicant completes this process, he/she will be directed to the rear of the station where the processing Officer will conduct the interview and fingerprinting
In the event you have a temperature greater than 98.6, you will be asked to leave and come back no earlier than 14 days to complete the process.
When you arrive at the station for your appointment, please go to the sign-up sheet located outside the front lobby and provide your name and phone number. When it is your turn to be processed, we will call this number. The call will most likely come from a blocked number; please make sure you answer it. Please remember that while we will make every attempt to run on time, sometimes there are unforeseen delays and we appreciate your patience.
Because criminal investigation emergencies can arise at any time, applicants are strongly encouraged to check the online calendar, DPD Facebook page, or DPD Twitter feed to ensure a date has not been cancelled or available hours changed prior to coming to the police station.
Applicants are instructed to arrive at the station with their application already completed, a check for the appropriate fee and copies of any other supporting documents necessary.
New Applicants should arrive with the following items:
There are TWO types of RENEWALS.
- An applicant renewing a license already issued by Danvers
- An applicant renewing a license that has been issued by another city or town
Renewing an LTC or FID already issued by Danvers Police:
You DO NOT have to appear on a licensing date. Please mail, or deliver to the Police Station, to the attention of Firearms Licensing, your application along with copies of all supporting documentation (listed below) and a check for payment.
Your license will be processed once all documents are received. Current processing time for renewals is 8 weeks. You will be contacted if your application requires any follow-up. You can otherwise expect your license to be mailed directly to your address upon activation. Do not contact the department for status of your renewal license unless two months have passed. After two months please email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renewing an LTC or FID issued by another city or town:
You MUST appear in person on a licensing date. Please see the Department’s calendar for dates and times.
An applicant renewing a license previously issued by another community must have already submitted a change of address form to the Firearms Records Bureau and the Danvers Police.
Please remember that while we will make every attempt to run on time, sometimes there are unforeseen delays and we appreciate your patience.
Because criminal investigation emergencies can arise at any time, applicants are strongly encouraged to check their email, DPD Facebook page, or DPD Twitter feed to ensure an appointment has not been cancelled prior to coming to the police station.
Applicants are instructed to arrive at the station with the application already completed, a check for the appropriate fee and copies of required supporting documents.
Applicants should arrive with the following items:
Completed application form
Affidavit regarding lost or stolen firearms (Page 4 of application)
Check or money order (see fees below)
Copies of 2 Forms of ID (see below); current LTC/FID is not acceptable.
Copy of 1 Proof of residency document (see below)
Applicant must have already submitted a change of address form to this department and FRB.
1st is always the Massachusetts driver’s license.
The 2nd form of ID is a passport, birth certificate or Military ID
Identification documents are used to verify spelling and that the firearms license is issued under the applicant’s legal name.
Expired ID cards and the Temporary MA driver’s licenses are not accepted.
A Town of Danvers issued property tax, motor vehicle excise tax, electric light, water/sewer bill or a lease agreement from a commercial apartment community or W-2.
Only 1 of the above documents is required to show residency. The applicant’s name and address must appear on the document.
The fee can be paid by check or money order only and must be made payable to Town of Danvers.
- New or renewal LTC or FID: $100.00
- Residents aged 70 or older renewing a current license: Free
- Residents aged 70 or older applying for a new license or new class of license will pay the full fee listed above.
- Resident older than 16 and younger than 18 applying for a new FID with parental approval form: $25.00
The dates and times for Firearms licensing for NEW APPLICANTS will be posted to the Department’s website calendar on a monthly basis. Firearms processing will from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applicants will be processed on a first come first serve basis.
VERY IMPORTANT: Application Question #4
“Have you ever appeared in any criminal court as a defendant for any criminal offense or criminal traffic offense?”
- Appeared: Means going to court by any means (summons, arrest or warrant).
- Ever Appeared: Means any time in your life no matter how long ago. It includes all appearances as both a juvenile and as an adult.
- This question does not ask about your guilt or innocence or the outcome of the case.
You do not need to answer for non-criminal traffic offenses (such as speeding or stop sign violations) but anything else must be disclosed. The application is yours and it is your responsibility, not the police department’s, to ensure the answers you supply are accurate.
Having been charged and convicted of a crime does not necessarily prohibit you from getting an FID or LTC. Not answering truthfully does. Understand that ever appeared includes all adult and juvenile appearances. It does not matter if you were found not guilty, or if the charges were dismissed, or if you received a continuance without a finding, you still have to answer “yes” to the question if you ever appeared in criminal court. If you do not answer truthfully, we will find out, no matter how long ago.
If you have a sealed record, you also have to indicate this; we are notified of disqualifiers even from sealed records. We will not accept “I forgot,” “they told me it would not show up,” or “it never showed up before.” Remember, you are signing this application under penalties of perjury. You will be denied a license for any untruthful answer and you may face the possibility of prosecution.
If you answered YES to any of the application questions on page 2, you must provide a complete written explanation. An explanation includes dates, reporting police departments, courts where cases were heard, the nature of the allegation and disposition of the charge for each charge or protection order.
Applicants who have difficulty recalling their criminal history may consider requesting a copy of their criminal history from the Commonwealth prior to submitting their application to ensure accuracy. You may make this request HERE.
VERY IMPORTANT: Application Question “Reasons for requesting the issuance of a card or license.”
The broad term “all lawful purposes” will not be accepted alone. Please explain specifically why you are requesting an unrestricted license. New cards are issued as restricted or not restricted.
If you are renewing your license, simply write “renewal” in the reason for requesting an issuance section.
All applicants will have fingerprints and photos taken at the Danvers Police Department. You can not supply your own photo.
Please read the information below before you call!
Firearms licensing is assigned to a detective as an additional duty and is conducted on a part-time basis. The instructions are provided to ensure applications are completed correctly the first time. This will allow for applications to be processed faster and licenses to be delivered in a more efficient manner.
This site contains answers to many frequently asked questions. Please review this information before you call the Firearms Licensing Section with questions.
If you cannot find the answer to your question on this website click here for the Commonwealth’s website or click here for the Firearms Records Bureau site. These sites provide answers to many frequently asked questions, complete laws regarding firearms, as well as forms to download.
Use this information to check the status of a PENDING Firearms application
Additional Firearms forms may be found under the “Forms” tab of this website.
It is optional to enter your social security number on your application. You MUST enter your driver’s license number.
If you have moved to Danvers, you must notify the Firearms Records Bureau, the Danvers Police Department and the department that issued your license of your new address.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 Â§ 129B and Â§131(l), a person holding a FID or LTC shall notify, in writing, the licensing authority that issued such card, the Chief of Police into whose jurisdiction such cardholder moves and the criminal histories system board of any change of address. Such notification shall be made by certified mail within 30 days of its occurrence. Failure to so notify shall be cause for revocation or suspension of said license.
The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) and the Firearms Records Bureau (FRB) have implemented an online service for reporting firearm transactions.
License holders may use the online system to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, loss or theft of a firearm.
Owners who have suffered a loss or theft of a firearm are required to immediately contact their local police department where the loss or theft occurred.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 Â§ 128A, the private sale or transfer of a firearm, rifle or shotgun must be reported within 7 days via the FA-10 or E-FA-10.
Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Chapter 140 Â§ 128B, licensed residents of the Commonwealth must report within 7 days the acquisition by purchase or other means of any guns from a private sale or transfer conducted outside of the Commonwealth . The FA-10 or E-FA-10 may be used to make this report.
Note: Federal law prohibits a resident from purchasing a firearm (handgun) in a state where they do not reside. A resident may purchase a rifle or shotgun out of state directly from a licensed dealer (FFL). A licensed dealer of one state may ship a firearm to a licensed dealer of another state who may then make an instate sale to the licensed resident.
To access the E-FA-10 online reporting system click here
To report the loss or theft of a LTC or FID card select click here. Complete and submit the form to the desk officer at the police station. Once the report has been received a replacement license may be issued. Licenses are mailed to the address on file with the Firearms Records Bureau.
When a FID or LTC is issued, the card is accompanied by a PIN. It is the responsibility of the license holder to keep and secure their PIN.
To request the replacement of a FID or LTC PIN click here.
You may submit the form to the desk officer at the Danvers Police Station or mail it to the Firearms Licensing Section.
The replacement PIN will be mailed to the address that is on file with the Firearms Records Bureau.
A replacement PIN will not be provided over the phone.
Pursuant to Massachusetts Laws if your license has been revoked, suspended or your application for renewal has been denied you must immediately surrender all firearms, rifles, shotguns, ammunition, and feeding devices to the police department. Failure to do so may result in criminal charges.
If you have had your firearms seized in accordance with MGL c. 140 Â§ 1290D, you may transfer or sell your firearm to a properly licensed person or licensed dealer after they have been surrendered to the police department.
If you are the defendant in a restraining order (209A order) you must immediately surrender all firearms, rifles, shotguns, ammunition and feeding devices to the police department. Items surrendered as a result of a 209A order cannot be transferred via private sale or transfer. Items can only be transferred to a licensed dealer.
Any time the Danvers Police Department seizes a firearm in accordance with a 209A order, a domestic situation, a suspension, revocation or a renewal denial of a LTC or FID, or takes possession of a firearm for safekeeping, the firearm will be held by the Danvers Police Department for 45 days. After 45 days, the firearm will be transferred to Guardian Arms, a bonded public warehouse for firearm storage.
The Danvers Police Department will not transfer any firearms that are or may be evidence.
Danvers Police Firearms Contact:
If you have additional questions you may contact: