Firearms Identification Card (FID)
FID card application worksheet
What type of weapons can I possess with a F.I.D. Card?
How can I apply for a F.I.D. Card?
Applicants must submit proof of citizenship. i.e., Birth or Naturalization Certificate.
Applicants must submit proof of residency. i.e., copy of a current utility bill.
Applicants for a New FID Card must submit verification that he/she has recently completed a firearms safety course approved by the Colonel of State Police, unless FID issued solely for Pepper Spray etc.
How much will this application process cost?
- you have been convicted within the last five years of a felony in any state or federal jurisdiction or have been convicted of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for more than two years within the past five years or have been released from confinement or supervision within that period while serving a sentence for such felony or misdemeanor
- you have been confined to any hospital or institution for mental illness, except where the applicant submits an affidavit of a registered physician that he is familiar with the applicant’s history of mental illness and that the applicant is not disabled by such illness in a manner which should prevent his possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun
- you have within the last five years been convicted of a violation of any state or federal narcotics or harmful drug law, or have within that time been released from confinement or supervision within that period while serving a sentence for narcotics or harmful drugs; (no re-instatement for trafficking)
- you have been convicted of a violent crime as defined in M.G.L., Chapter 140 Section 121
- you are under the age of eighteen (18) at the time of application; (must have parental consent if 15 years of age or older, but under 18 years)
- you are an alien
- you are or have been under treatment for or confinement of drug addiction or habitual drunkenness within the last five years
- you are currently subject to an Abuse Prevention Order issued pursuant to M.G.L., Chapter 209A
- you have been adjudicated a youthful offender as defined in M.G.L., Chapter 119 Section 52, including those who did not receive an adult sentence, or within the last 5 years has been released from confinement or supervision where such person was serving a sentence as a youthful offender
In addition to the above, Federal Law (CH. 44 Title 18 U.S.C. 922 (g) & the Omnibus Appropriations Act of 1997) adds the following disqualifiers for possession of a firearm:
- you have been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions
- you are a citizen of the United States and have renounced your citizenshipv
- you are a fugitive from justice
Can I possess a F.I.D. Card if I have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime?
- an aerosol weapon
- a primitive firearm (an antique firearm manufactured prior to 1898)
Do I need a F.I.D. Card to possess PEPPER SPRAY?
How long is a F.I.D. Card valid?
Do I have to inform anyone of my address change?
- the issuing department
- the department of the jurisdiction you are moving into
- Firearms Record Bureau 200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200, Chelsea, MA. 02150