When and where can I get a pistol permit?

Pistol permits are processed by Officer Schreiver at the Gill Police Station, 196B Main Road. Appointments during Officer Schreiver's regular hours are preferred, but other times may be arranged. To make an appointment, or for futher information, leave a message at 413-863-9398.

Items needed for a NEW permit application
For a Class A, License to Carry Permit:

  • Current certification for firearms safety course (hunter safety course alone is not acceptable)
  • $100 check made payable to "Town of Gill"
  • Massachusetts Firearms application (can be found at www.mass.gov or obtained through the police department)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with parental consent form, at time of application.

For a Class C, Firearms Identification Card:

  • Current certification of either the firearms sfaety course or the hunter safety course
  • $100 check made payable to "Town of Gill"
  • Massachusetts Firearms application (can be found at www.mass.gov or obtained through the police department)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with parental consent form, at time of application.

Items needed for a RENEWAL application
For a Class A, License to Carry Permit:

  • $100 check made payable to "Town of Gill" (free for persons over 70)
  • Massachusetts Firearms application (can be found at www.mass.gov or obtained through the police department)

For a Class C, Firearms Identification Card:

  • $100 check made payable to "Town of Gill" (free for persons over 70)
  • Massachusetts Firearms application (can be found at www.mass.gov or obtained through the police department)

For renewals, please watch your renewal date. The state is not sending everyone renewal notices anymore. When applying for a renewal, unless you are 70 years of age or older, you are not able to apply for your permit more than 30 days before its current expiration date. if you do, you will lose one year off of your renewed permit. If you apply within that window and before your premit expires, youa re grnated an additional 90-day extension while your permit is in process.

For further information on Class D (Pepper Spray Permit) or why this department does not offer a Class B any longer, please contact Officer Schreiver.

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