Firearms Identification Card (FID)

Firearms Identification Card (FID)

Prior to applying for new FID card, you must have completed a Massachusetts Certified Basic Firearms Safety Course or Hunter Safety Course. Active-Duty members of the US Military are not required to take a Basic Firearms Safety Course. To qualify for this exemption, you must present your valid US Military identification card at the time of application.

New Applicants

Ages 18 and over must provide the following:

  1. A completed application form (click the "application form" link here or go to forms on this website, or a hard copy can be picked up at the station) 
  2. Your Massachusetts driver’s license number with a Westford address or proof of business ownership in Westford
  3. Your firearms safety course certificate
  4. Cash or check for $100 payable to the “Town of Westford”
  5. If you are a naturalized US Citizen, you will need to provide a copy of your naturalization certificate or a copy of your valid US passport.
  6. If you are a Green Card holder you will need to provide a copy of your card along with your application.

Ages 15-17 must provide the following:

  1. Written permission from a parent or guardian to apply for the license
  2. Your firearms safety course certificate
  3. A check or cash for $25
  4. Some sort of acceptable ID (passport, school ID, etc.)

Change effective 1/1/15 allows for minors to submit their application at age 14 so that the license can be issued/made effective on their 15th birthday.

It is preferred that the parent or guardian giving permission accompany a minor child to the station for the appointment.

Renewal Applicants

If you have a Firearms Identification Card (FID) and you need to renew you will need to provide the following:

  1. Your current LTC or FID number (in the space on the application form)
  2. Completed renewal application (the form is posted on our website)
  3. Your Massachusetts driver’s license number with a Westford address or proof of business ownership in Westford
  4. $100 cash or check made out to the Town of Westford (Fee note: if you are applying for a renewal and you are over 70 years of age there is no charge for the renewal. There is no fee charged if your license is expiring on your 70th birthday)
Click here to be re-directed to LTC/FID Application.

Please refer to Mass General Law Chapter 140 Section 129b for restrictions and prohibitions.