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Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Massachusetts General Law c. 140, 128A and 128B, requires all individuals who sell, transfer, inherit, or lose a firearm to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss of the firearms to the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services Firearms Records Bureau (FRB). This on-line system will allow you to report the sale, transfer, inheritance, or loss/theft data electronically to the FRB.

Before you continue, you should have the following information available:

  1. A detailed description of the transferred weapon (serial number/make/model/caliber etc.)
  2. The Seller/Transferor's license information
  3. The Buyer/Transferee's license information

Additionally:

  1. It is unlawful to conduct a personal sale or transfer of a weapon to anyone other than an individual lawfully licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is strongly recommended that you require the buyer/transferee to produce a valid FID/LTC License Validation Certificate (obtained by the buyer/transferee using this system) prior to conducting a personal sale or transfer.
  2. You may need your PIN number to complete a transaction. You may obtain your PIN number at your licensing authority.

NOTICE: Firearms records are exempted from the public records statute. G.L c.4,7 (clause twenty-six)(j). FRB may not disseminate firearms records "to any person, firm, corporation, entity or agency except criminal justice agencies as defined in chapter six and except to the extent such information relates solely to the person making the request and is necessary to the official interests of the entity making the request." G.L. c. 66, 10(d).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: On Monday, March 15, 2015, the E-FA-10 web site will become the Massachusetts Gun Transaction Portal. Beginning on that date, firearms licensees and gun owners are required by law to report ALL private sales, transfers, and surrenders of firearms to the Massachusetts Firearms Records Bureau via the Gun Portal Paper FA-10 forms will no longer be accepted for these transaction types!

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Massachusetts Department of Criminal Justice Information Services
Firearms Record Bureau (FRB)
200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200, Chelsea, MA 02150
Phone: 617-660-4782
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