Firearms Licensing

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TopicsForms & DocumentsLinks
Application processApplication packetAppointment scheduling website
Appointment info - List of state-approved courses
Required safety class - Hunter Education class dates/times
  - Where to find classes
  - State Firearms Records Bureau


  1. Print out the application information packet & follow all instructions
  2. Take the State-required class (New Class A and C only (Class B is no longer being issued))
  3. Make your application appointment

Application information packet
If you wish to file a new or renewal firearms license application for any class of Massachusetts permit, please access our Firearms Licensing information packet by clicking the button below. The packet contains:

  • A helpful checklist
  • A blank application form

>> Click here to access the Firearms Application Packet


Appointment scheduling

Please note that application volume is unusually high. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone. Thank you.
Every applicant for any class of license, whether new or renewal, must make an appointment to have their application reviewed by one of our licensing officials. Appointments are held at the Holden Public Safety Building.

>> Click here to schedule your appointment



State Required Safety Class
A Massachusetts Certified Firearms Safety Course or a Basic Hunter Education Course is required for all NEW Class A or C applicants (Class B is no longer being issued).

Holden PD is no longer offering classes. The list of links below has additional information and alternative course locations.

State of Massachusetts Information:
Access a list of State-approved courses
Find dates and locations of the Basic Hunter Education Course
Suggested places to find classes:
Cloverleaf Firearms Group
Worcester Police Dept
GOAL (Gun Owner's Action League)
Mass Firearms School
Paxton Police Dept
West Boylston Police Dept
Freedom Alley Shooting Sports
Herget Safety Firearms Instruction



>> Click here to go to the Massachusetts FRB website for expanded information about laws, the application process, and additional forms (including address changes).