While in the midst of our current public health emergency, the Stoughton Police Department Firearms Licensing Officer is working on solutions of how to best follow the guidelines set forth by federal and state agencies concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic and still meet the needs of our firearms licensing applicants. In order to minimize exposure and potential spread of the virus we must find ways to limit close proximity and person to person contact. We have two options that we feel will suffice for the time being. The first and preferred option, all applicants are asked to email their application and any other required paperwork that may apply to [email protected]. You will subsequently receive an email reply with an attached receipt. For those that are renewing their currently active license this receipt will serve as proof of being covered under the renewal grace period (indefinite). Please note that this is the preferred method for all applicants under the current situation we all face.
Our second option is to mail applications and any other required paperwork to the Stoughton Police Department. A receipt will then be mailed to the applicant which as stated above will serve as proof of being covered under the grace period. Please address envelopes as follows:
Stoughton Police Department
ATTN: Firearms Licensing Officer
26 Rose St.
Stoughton, Ma. 02072
Please note that once the recommended restrictions set forth by federal and state agencies have laxed we will then begin scheduling appointments to complete the application process. Please be sure to include a phone number to reach you at for scheduling purposes. Payment does not need to be made until your actual appointment with the Firearms Licensing Officer. We understand your frustration but ask for and greatly appreciate your patience.
Please visit https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-a-firearms-license for application forms and other related information.
What you’ll need:
- A completed LTC/FID application
- If renewing but new to Stoughton please have 3 forms of proof of residency (ie: utility bills, tax bills, mortgage statement, etc.) A "change of address" form must be submitted prior to renewal
Please visit https://www.mass.gov/firearms-services for forms or additional information.
When all above requirements are met you have two renewal options:
1. Drop off a completed application form to our Records Department Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 9am-6pm, or Friday 9am-12pm. At this time you may also schedule an appointment with the Firearms Licensing Officer to complete the application process. Please have current LTC/FID for identification purposes when dropping off application. This is the recommended procedure for all renewals. *Please note* by dropping a handwritten application off and receiving a receipt, this will only trigger the statutory indefinite grace period for legally carrying a firearm. You will still need to make an appointment with the Licensing Officer.
2. Call our Records Secretary at (718)344-2424 during the above hours and schedule an appointment with the Firearms Licensing Officer.
Please note that in order to invoke the grace period you must either drop off your completed application form (recommended) or have an appointment with the Firearms Licensing Officer Prior to the current card’s expiration.
Be advised that due to the volume of LTC and FID applicants the licensing process has become very bogged down. Please be patient during the licensing process.
Application fee payments are to be made at the time of the appointment with the Firearms Licensing Officer. The fee schedule is as follows:
License to Carry Firearms $100
Firearms Identification Card $100
License to Carry-retired Law
Enforcement or Law Enforcement
From outside agency $25
Note-If over 70 years of age the fee is waived ($0) on either type of license