Officer Jeffrey A. Bailey handles all Firearms Licensing matters. Officer Jeffrey A. Bailey processes all applications and issues licenses at the direction of the Chief of Police. Officer Jeffrey A. Bailey generally accepts and processes applications twice each month. These times are generally scheduled one month ahead of time. Call 781-293-4625 extension 6 to learn what application times are available for the next month. No appointment is necessary. You may apply as a walk-in applicant at the scheduled dates and times. If you have a schedule conflict or you are uncertain about your eligibility, contact Officer Jeffrey A. Bailey at 781-293-4625 ext 249. Officer Jeffrey A. Bailey can also be reached by email at

Dates and times for the processing of firearms licenses are also posted on the Bulletin Board section of this site on a monthly basis. Please check the bulletin board for the latest events too!
Requirements for Application
All applicants for a new license or firearms ID card must have completed an appropriate firearms safety course, which has been approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety. Renewal applicants do not need to meet this requirement.
Applicant must be a resident of Hanson and provide proof of residency.
Applicant must have an approved photo ID.
A $100.00 application fee is due at the time of application. This fee includes the processing of photographs. This fee is non-refundable if you are an unqualified applicant.
All fee payments must be in the form of a check or money order, payable to the Town of Hanson.

The Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 establishes a number of reasons that may disqualify an applicant for a firearms license. If you have been convicted of a crime you may not qualify for a firearms license. If you are uncertain whether you qualify, contact Jeffrey A. Bailey to determine your eligibility.

Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998 – Follow this link to the text of the Massachusetts Firearms Licensing Law.

Firearms License Application – Use this form to apply for a Firearms Identification Card or a Massachusetts License to Carry Firearms. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this form.

Executive Office of Public Safety – This link is the official update page for the Massachusetts Gun Control Act of 1998. For additional information regarding firearms in the Commonwealth, please visit the web site of the Executive Office of Public Safety.