Colorado Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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Updated on January 25th, 2021

The Colorado firearm (gun) bill of sale form is exercised in the event of a private sale pertaining to a firearm. Distinct material facts involving the exchange are transcribed to the form, originating a physical record of the sale or trade. Some of the required entries would include buyer/seller information, gun description, and purchase price. Once the requisite information has been entered, it is recommended that all participating parties sign the document under the observation of a notary, who will then ratify the agreement. The seller must verify that the purchaser is of legal age to own a firearm (18 and older for long guns, 21 and older for handguns) and not forbidden by law. To ensure that no firearms get into the hands of a prohibited person, Colorado law orders all residents to conduct a background check anytime a gun is being sold. The most common way to achieve this is to have both parties appear before a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer who has access to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

How to Register a Gun

Colorado legislature does not dictate the registration of firearms. It is actually legally prohibited for any law enforcement agency within the state to implement such a process (subject to C.R.S. § 29-11.7-102). No licensing or permit is required unless the gun owner would like to carry a concealed handgun.

How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit

Any individual applying for a CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) must be at least 21 years of age and legally reside within the state of Colorado (refer to C.R.S. § 18-12-203 for more qualifications). Interested parties should contact their local sheriff’s department to inquire about the application process, as it may vary in different counties. The mandatory requisites will include:

  • A state-issued form of photo ID.
  • Proof affirming that the applicant resides within the county they claim (utility bill, tax filing, lease).
  • A document verifying that the applicant has passed a certified handgun training course (must be signed by the instructor).
  • Payment for the cost associated with any background checks or application fees (generally requested to provide cashier’s check or money order).
  • Obligatory background checks will include:
    • CICC (Colorado Crime Information Center) Check
    • InstaCheck
    • FBI Fingerprint Check

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Seller & Buyer Information – The agreement requests that both parties taking part in the sale or trade provide the following details into the section assigned to them:

  • Name
  • Mailing Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip
  • Driver’s License Number

Step 3 – Firearm Details – Specify which gun is being transferred within the sale/trade by inserting the following entries:

  • Manufacturer (or Make)
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial Number

Step 3 – Sale/Trade Description – Enter the terms of the arrangement that were settled by the participants who have an interest in the transaction:

  • Total Dollar Sum of the Selling Price (in words)
  • Total Dollar Sum of the Selling Price (in numbers)
  • Sale Date (month, day, year)
  • Check the box indicating that the transaction involves a trade, and write-in a synopsis clarifying the circumstances of the exchange (if applicable).

Step 4 – Disclosure Section – Both sides taking part in the transaction are provided a disclosure statement. Read the following statements and sign below if you declare that they are factually true.

Step 5 – Executing Signatures – It is advised that this section take place in the presence of a notary. Parties involved in the exchange must provide the following elements:

  • Seller’s Signature
  • Seller’s Printed Name
  • Buyer’s Signature
  • Buyer’s Printed Name
  • Witness #1’s Signature
  • Witness #1’s Printed Name
  • Witness #2’s Signature
  • Witness #2’s Printed Name

Upon completion of the above requirements, the authorized agent will certify the document by executing the notarized portions of the form.