Get a License to Carry & FID Cards

Cambridge Police

The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) accepts and processes applications for  License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID). CPD will only accept and process License to Carry (LTC) & Firearm Identification Card (FID) applications that are complete. 

How to Start

  1. Visit the Cambridge Police Station located at 125 6th Street during the following hours:
    1. First time Applicant(s)
      Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
      Tuesdays - Thursdays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
      Not available Fridays.
    2. Renewals
      Mondays: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m,
      Tuesdays - Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
      Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., closes at noon
  2. Bring proper documentation
  3. COST and Payment:
    1. LTC/ FID applicants: A non-refundable application fee of $100.00 and is good for 6 years. (payable by cash or check only)
    2. Fees are waived for renewal applicants 70 years of age or older.
    3. FID applicants under 18 accompanied by a parent or guardian with a letter $25.00
    4. FID-Chemical (Pepper Spray) - a one-time fee of $25.00 with free renewals every 6 years (payable by cash or check only) 
    5. If you are a first time applicant you must apply in person.



  • A utility bill (light, gas, cable, land line phone or lease agreement) in your name.
  • Cell phone bills will not be accepted.
  • If you cannot provide a utility bill in your name, a typed notarized letter from the
  • person(s) you reside with.
  • A Massachusetts driver’s license or Massachusetts Identification card displaying your
  • Cambridge address. Temporary licenses will not be accepted.
  • A birth certificate or passport.
  • If a Naturalized citizen please provide the Naturalization Certificate.
  • Permanent Resident Alien must have a Green Card.
  • Original Firearms Safety Certificate *
  • 2 Typed letters from References (non-family)
  • A Typed letter addressed to Deputy DeFrancesco stating your reason for issuance of a

Additional Information

It is the applicant’s responsibility to know the type of license they wish to apply for i.e. Class A, B, C, FID, and FID Chemical. All first time LTC/FID applicants - except FID - chemical propellant are required to attend and successfully complete a Firearms Safety Course presented by a certified State of Massachusetts Instructor.

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Page was last modified on 11/6/2018 3:09 PM
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