Firearms Licensing

Applicants must follow the directions below when applying for any Firearms License Type:

1.  Complete the application and turn it in to the Bedford Police Department.

  • New Applicants must also turn in a copy their Safety Course Certificates (Class A LTC and FID only) along with two letters of Reference.
  • New Applicants must also write a letter to the Chief of Police stating the reason why they want the license they are applying for.
  • Renewals and FID Restricted Applicants need only return the application.

2.  When turning in your application, you will submit a check with your application.

      License to Carry - $100

  • Renewals for Applicants over the age of 70 are free.

      FID - $100

  • Renewals for Applicants over the age of 70 are free.

       FID Restricted - $25

  • Renewals are free

      Make the checks out to the “Town of Bedford”.

3.  Once the application has been turned into the Bedford Police Department, Sergeant Ron Undzis will contact you within 7 to 10 business days with a date and time to come in for processing. Please make sure the phone number on the applications is one that is used frequently and the messages are checked.

      Processing includes fingerprints & photos. Bring your Massachusetts Driver’s License to your appointment.

4.  Following the processing, it takes 6 to 8 weeks for the background information to come back and the card to be printed.

5.  Should there be ANY discrepancies on the application, then the process takes longer as more information needs to be gathered. Please make sure that all questions on Page 2 are fully completed on each and every application. Failure to complete page 2 fully could result in a Denial of License.