Firearms Permits and LTC

PROCEDURE FOR ALL LTC/FID/MACE PERMITS

If you are looking to obtain a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms (LTC) or a Firearms Identification Card (FID) you must complete the following steps.

Application Process

Pay the application fee at the Hanover Town Hall in the Tax Collector’s office (LTC/FID $100). You will receive two receipts, which you should retain and present during the application processing phase. Applicants over the age of 70 are exempt from paying the fee. This fee applies to all new licenses as well as renewals.

Safety Course Information

  1. a) NEW FIREARMS APPLICANT: You must take a basic firearms safety course before applying. You may use department instructors or your own. If you choose to use a department instructor, utilize the contact list provided below. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which you MUST present a copy of during the application processing phase.
  2. b) RENEWAL FIREARMS APPLICANT: Per the Chief of Police, ALL renewal applicants must take a recertification course prior to applying without exception. You may use department instructors or your own. If you choose to use a department instructor, utilize the contact list provided below. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which you should retain and PRESENT A COPY of during the application processing phase.

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 Things to remember

  1. a) Once you have completed both steps 1 & 2, send an email to firearms@hanoverpolice.org and one of the Officers will arrange an appointment with you. MAKE SURE YOU BRING YOUR RECIEPTS AND COPY OF YOUR SAFETY CERTIFICATE; otherwise your application will not be processed. Fingerprinting will be conducted for all new firearms applicants.
  2. b) You must be able to present names, addresses & phone numbers of (2) references

          c) All licenses are sent in the mail to the address given in the application process.

NOTICE:

Please Note on Question #5:

Have you ever appeared in any court as a defendant for any criminal offenses (excluding non-criminal traffic offenses)?

Key word is “APPEARED”, not necessarily arrested. Appearances by attorney on your behalf must be disclosed. Having been arrested and convicted of a crime does not necessarily prohibit you from getting a LTC or FID. Not disclosing this information does. Understand that “ever appeared” include all adult and juvenile appearances. It does not matter if you were found guilty or if the charges were dismissed or continue without a finding. Please write it down. If you have a sealed record, let us know. We will not accept “I forgot” or “They told me it would not show up” or “That was so long ago.”

Remember- You are signing under the penalties of perjury. If you are untruthful, you will be denied and may face prosecution.

 

 

FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICERS

 

Officer Kristin Metivier             ext. 2050                        firearms@hanoverpolice.org

Officer Dana Hansen                 ext. 2061                        firearms@hanoverpolice.org

Sergeant David Zemotel             ext. 2036                     firearms@hanoverpolice.org

 

 

FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTORS

 

Lieutenant Gregory Nihan                             gnihan@hanoverpolice.org

Sergeant David Zemotel (renewals only)     dzemotel@hanoverpolice.org

Sergeant Wayne Richards (retired)              781-635-6095