Applications & Licensing

The Central Records Office is proud to serve the residents and visitors of the Town of Falmouth.

We hope to assist you in making your experience with us as comfortable as possible. We process approximately 25,000 calls for service a year, therefore, due to the large number of requests, we ask for your cooperation. We will do our best to serve you in a timely manner.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print these forms.  If you do not have Acrobat on your computer, download it free by following this link.

Alarm System Registration Form

Town of Falmouth by-laws require that all residential and commercial burglar alarm systems be registered with the police department (Town Code Chapter 75 Alarm Systems).  First time registration is $25 and must be updated annually.  The Alarm System Registration form may be picked up at the police station or downloaded.  Please mail completed forms to the Central Records Office, 750 Main St., Falmouth, MA  02540 or fax completed forms to 508-457-2566.

Business Information Form

Complete this form if you have a business in Falmouth, then submit it to the Falmouth Police Department in case there is an emergency.

Disabled Placard/License Plate

Disabled Placards or License Plates are only available from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. The Disabled Placard/License Plate application can be picked up in person in the Central Records Department, or can be downloaded here in Adobe Acrobat format.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view/print this form.  If you do not have Acrobat on your computer, download it free by following this link.  The completed application should be returned to the Medical Affairs Bureau of the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  For more information, visit the MA RMV website at www.massrmv.com.

Firearms Licensing

Applications for FID cards, Licenses to Carry firearms, Firearms Transfer, Change of Address, Legal Information

Firearms Lisensing Information

Hawker/Peddler/Vendor Permits

Individuals requesting a Town of Falmouth Hawker/Peddler permit can pick up an application for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Hawker/Peddler permit at the Central Records office.  Once the state permit is issued, the applicant will need to return to the Falmouth Police Department and register to conduct business in Falmouth.  Local registration requires that the applicant have two (2) 1″x 1″ color photos and a check or money order made out to the Town of Falmouth in the amount of $10.00 (check or money order only).

Hawker-Peddler-Solicitors Permit-Registration Form

Vending-Peddling Guidelines & Town Code

Special Event Policy & Application

Special Event Policy and Application

Taxi/Livery/Limousine Operator Licensing (Vehicle for Hire)

Individuals requesting a Town of Falmouth Vehicle for Hire Operators permit must apply at the Central Records office.  Applicants will need to have a letter of employment, two (2) 1″x 1″ color photos and a check or money order made out to the Town of Falmouth in the amount of $25.00.

Please contact the Office of the Town Manager for more information about Vehicle for Hire business licensing at 508-548-7611, Weekdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Vehicle for Hire Operator’s License Application

Vehicle for Hire Town Code

Wedding Ceremony Application

Wedding Ceremony Application

[Woods Hole] Falmouth Resident Parking Permits

Falmouth Resident Parking Permits may be purchased by Falmouth residents and property owners only. A current vehicle registration, property tax bill, or other suitable identification with a Falmouth address will be required in order to obtain a permit.  The cost for the parking permit is $15 per vehicle (check or money order only). It may be purchased from the Central Records Office at the Falmouth Police Department. The permits are issued annually, expiring December 31 of each year.

Guest Placards (or Guest Passes) may be issued to a resident who lives on a street which is designated for permit parking. The vehicle owned by such resident must have a Falmouth Resident Parking Permit. Only one Guest Placard will be issued to each dwelling unit with a qualified resident. Guest Placards will not be replaced. The cost for the Guest Placard is $15 each (check or money order only) and may be purchased from the Central Records Office at the Falmouth Police Department.  The placards are issued annually, expiring December 31 of each year.

Parking Information