PROCEDURE FOR ALL LTC/FID/MACE PERMITS
1) Application Fee
a) Pay the application fee at the Hanover Town Hall in the Treasurer’s office (LTC/FID $100). You will receive one receipt, which you should retain and present during the application processing phase. Applicants over the age of 70 are exempt from paying the fee.
2) Safety Course
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.
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.
c) MACE APPLICANT: You needn’t take an instructional course for a mace permit. See step #3.
3) Application Processing
a) Once you have completed both steps 1 & 2, come to the Hanover Police Station and ask for a Firearms Officer after 4pm. Make sure you bring your receipts and safety certificate; otherwise your application will not be processed. Fingerprinting will be conducted for all new firearms applicants. Licenses take approximately 4-6 weeks to come in.
b) Please call 781-826-3231 after a month has lapsed and ask the dispatcher if your license is in. If you receive confirmation that your license is ready, you must come to the station for your license to be issued in hand by a Firearms Officer.
c) ALL licenses must be picked up within two months time. All licenses not picked up within the time allotment, will be returned to the Firearms Licensing Board and destroyed resulting in loss of fee and application.
For any other questions call 781-826-3231 and request to speak with a firearms officer.
FIREARMS LICENSING OFFICERS
Officer Kristen Metivier 781-826-3231 ext 2050
Please call between 1:30PM and 3:00PM
FIREARMS SAFETY CERTIFICATION INSTRUCTORS
Lieutenant Gregory Nihan 781-826-3231 ext 2026
Sergeant David Zemotel (renewals only) 781-826-3231 ext 2036
Sergeant Wayne Richards (retired) 781-635-6095