New Online FA-10 form:
The Department of Criminal Justice Information Services (DCJIS) and the Firearms Records Bureau have implemented a new online service for reporting firearms transactions.
License holders can now use the online system for the following transactions:
Sale, Transfer, Inheritance, Loss or Theft of a firearm.
Owners who have suffered a loss or theft of a firearm should immediately contact their local police department where the loss or theft occurred.
To access the online reporting system click here link or on the E-FA-10 link to the left.
Firearms Licensing Procedure:
Please read the information below before you call!
Firearms Licensing is assigned to a detective as an additional duty and conducted on a part-time basis. The answers for many commonly asked questions can be found here or on the State's website www.mass.gov.
Currently Detective Robert Sullivan handles firearms licensing for the Danvers Police. You can reach him at 978-774-1213 ext. 144 or email@example.com.
Instructions for a new or renewal applicant for a LTC or FID
Renewal applicants should submit an application for renewal 2-3 months PRIOR to the expiration date of their license.Â Applications are processed in the order that they are received.
1. Complete the application for a new or renewal FID or LTC (pdf). Ensure that all questions are answered completely and that the writing is legible. Applications that are submitted incomplete will be returned to the applicant and not processed until completed.
2. Submit your completed application to the desk officer at the Danvers Police Department, along with a check for one of the following amounts, made payable to the "Town of Danvers":
- New or renewal LTC or FID: $100
- New FID restricted (chemical spray): $25
- Renewal of FID Restricted: Free
- Residents aged 70 or older renewing a current license: Free
- Residents aged 70 or older applying for a new license or new license type will pay the listed fee.
3.Â New applicants are required to submit a state approved safety certificate.
4. IMPORTANT: Application Question #10: "Have you ever appeared in any criminal court as a defendant for any criminal offense or criminal traffic offense?" You do not need to put down non-criminal traffic offenses such as speeding or stop sign violations, but anything else must be disclosed. The key word is "appeared" rather than "convicted." 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.
5. IMPORTANT: Application Question "Reasons for requesting the issuance of a card or license." The broad item "all lawful purposes" may not be accepted alone. Please explain specifically why you are requesting this license. There are many possible reasons, such as home or personal protection, hunting, target shooting, or collecting. These are just a few reasons for requesting a license and they are all valid.
The "All Lawful Purpose" (ALP) license no longer exists and has not been issued for several years. The old-style LTC had your reason for issuance typed on your card. A new LTC or FID does not have the reason for issue listed on the card. 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.
6. All applicants will have prints and photos taken at the Danvers Police Department. Despite what it says on the application, you do not have to provide your own photos.
7. It is optional to enter your social security number on your application.Â You MUST enter your driverâ€™s license number on your application.
8. After your application has been received, it will be processed by the Firearms Licensing Section. Once it has been processed, you will be called for an appointment. Do not call the Firearms Licensing Section seeking an appointment unless you have already been called. When you are called, you will be informed of any other documentation you will need to provide.
9. If you have moved to Danvers, you must notify the Commonwealth Firearms Record Bureau of your change of address using this form. Only after the FRB has processed your change of address will you be allowed to proceed with the renewal process.
10. If you need additional forms or have further questions, please visit the Massachusetts Firearm Registration and Laws page. This site provides answers to many frequently asked questions, has complete state laws regarding firearms, and offers forms to download.
Lost or Stolen LTC or FID cards:
To report the loss or theft of a LTC or FID card click the link on the left.Â Complete and submit this form to the desk officer at the police station.Â Once your report has been received a replacement license may be issued.
Requesting a Replacement Pin:
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 ot 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.
Seized or Surrendered Firearms:
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.Â Failure to do so may result in criminal charges.Â
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 have had your firearms seized as a result of a 209A order you must immediately surrender all firearms, rifles, shotguns, ammunition and feeding devices to the police department.Â Items surrendered as a result of a 209A order cannot be transferred via private sale or transfer.Â Items can only be transferred to a licensed dealer.
Any time the Danvers Police Department seizes a firearm â€“ in accordance with a 209A order, a domestic situation, a suspension, revocation or 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 Village Vault, a bonded public warehouse for firearm storage.
The Danvers Police Department will not transfer any firearms that are or may be evidence.