Massachusetts is another “May Issue” state. “LTC” or license to carry can be issued to residents and non-residents. If you’re a non-residents you must apply for a temporary permit before traveling to Massachusetts. Applicants need to be 21 and pass a firearms training course to apply. A LTC is required to purchase ammunition and firearms. Applications can be filed at local police stations. If you’re a non-resident, you must apply through the State Police.
- Must be at least 21 years old
- You must be a US citizen or legal alien.
- Completed a firearms training course.
- Have no Felony
- No Drug violations
- No Violent crimes
- No misdemeanor punishable by more than two years in prison
- You must not have any outstanding warrants
- You must not be subject to a current restraining order
- It must be more than five years since any treatment for drug or alcohol addiction.
- If you have been hospitalized for mental illness, you must submit an affidavit from a registered physician endorsing your ability to possess a firearm.
- Federal Law – Prohibits the following persons
Follow these steps to obtain a permit
- Download the application from under the FORMS tab.
- Resident – Check with your local Police as to what is required, there were some changes in 2017.
- Non-Resident – Check with the Firearms Record Bureau as to what is required, there were some changes in 2017.
- You will be notified within 40 days by mail if your application has been approved or denied.
$100 (Residents 6 years)
$100 (Non-residents 1 year)
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
- State parks
- State and national forests
- Road side rest areas
- All areas of the state – except those listed below
Places Not Allowed
- Elementary or secondary school, college or university
- Logan Airport security zone
- When using off highway vehicle such as snowmobile
- Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.
Carry In Vehicle
Carry In State Parks
Carry In Restaurants
No Weapons Signs Enforced
Must Notify Officer