Licensing Bureau

The Framingham Police Department Licensing Bureau, also falls under the Administrative Services Division. Through the bureau, residents of Framingham can apply for a wide range of licenses that the Framingham Police Department issues.

Applications for these licenses may be obtained at the Records Bureau. The Licensing Bureau also works with the town in overseeing licenses for establishments to serve alcohol and overseeing motor vehicle tow procedures by private contractors. The Licensing Bureau oversees tow services that operate in Framingham.

All persons that have a motor vehicle towed are asked to fill out a Tow Company Satisfaction Survey which can be picked up at the station.


Licenses that are issued by the department are

  • Firearms Dealer Licenses
  • Firearms Identification Cards
  • Firearms License to Carry
  • Hackney (Taxi) Driver Licenses
  • Hawkers and Peddlers Licenses
  • Liquor Server ID's

Firearms Licensing FAQ's

Hours of Operation

The hours to obtain fingerprints as well as the issuance of License to Carry, FID cards, Hackney Licenses and Liquor Server IDs are from 9 a.m. to Noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Licensing fee is $20 for Liquor Server IDs and the form must be signed by the establishment manager.

Sex Offenders

The Licensing Bureau is also responsible for the registering of all persons that fall under the Sexual Offenders Laws, as well as the dissemination of information regarding this law.

For questions regarding licensing and the Sex Offenders Registry please feel free to contact the Licensing Bureau.