Firearms (Bows) - Permits & Regulations


Town of Essex Firearms (& Bow) Regulations

Village of Essex Firearms (& Bow) Regulations 

Concealed Carry - There is no Vermont state law regulating concealed carry of firearms and so no permit is required.  However, it is prohibited to carry firearms into many buildings such as schools, courts and many federal buildings so please educate yourself about where you can and can not carry.  

Gun Permits - The Essex Police Department will not sign Gun Application forms that indicate the applicant is a good person or in good standing.  Specifically we will not sign AFT Form 4's or other similar applications to purchase, carry, collect, store firearms or firearm related materials (suppressors, silencers, machine-guns, large capacity ammo magazines, etc.)

* NOTE *   You can obtain Vermont Criminal History records checks through the Vermont Crime Information Center, their webpage is here.

For more information visit ATF's official website here



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