Police Department Frequently Asked Questions

Online Firearms Transaction Recording Application (E-FA-10)

On June 1, 2011, E-FA-10 replaced the paper firearms transaction form (FA-10) used by Massachusetts residents to record firearms transactions with the Firearms Records Bureau (FRB) as required by G.L.c. 140-128A and 128B.

E-FA-10 is an Internet-based application that allows residents of the Commonwealth to safely and securely submit firearms transfer and registration records electronically from any Internet enabled computer.
E-FA-10 allows residents to perform the following functions:
  • Record the sale or transfer of a weapon
  • Record the inheritance, loss, or theft of a weapon
  • Record the surrender of a weapon to a police department and create a receipt
  • Record the transfer of a surrendered weapon to a dealer or private party
  • Create a 24 hour license validation certificate

Accessing the System

In order to access the E-FA-10 system, a user will need his/her firearms license number and personal identification number (PIN). If you don't have your PIN, please contact the licensing authority from which you obtained your firearms license.


E-FA-10 should be used for private transactions only. Licensed firearms dealers must still continue to use the MIRCS Dealer Application to record all sales and transfers.


FRB staff is available at 617-660-4782 during business hours, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. to assist E-FA-10 users and answer any questions.