Updated on January 25th, 2021
The Florida firearm (gun) bill of sale form functions as a record of sale when the possession of a firearm is being transferred from one individual to another. Details related to the exchange are inserted into the form and accompanied by the signatures of the respective parties taking part in the transaction. The seller should ensure that the buyer is of legal age to obtain a firearm before conveying ownership (18 for rifles, 21 for handguns).
How to Register a Gun
Florida residents who have recently purchased a firearm may be wondering whether or not they have to register their gun with the state. Florida does not compel citizens to register their firearms with the state, in fact, it is prohibited for any local authority to do so. There are minimum requirements to possess a firearm within the state of Florida, however, if you would like to carry a concealed handgun, certain measures will need to be taken in order to receive a permit.
How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit
Before you make the decision to apply for a “Concealed Weapon or Firearm License”, it is important that you make sure that you are legally qualified (review Florida Statute – § 790.06). Once you have clarified that you are eligible to receive a license, you must fulfill the following prerequisites:
(The application process is managed online, so be prepared to upload the requested documentation using a computer or mobile device.)
- 2 photos of the individual applying (must be taken within 30 days of application and meet passport standards).
- Validation that the applicant has completed a gun course that is approved by the state, showing that the applicant has the ability to handle a firearm properly (a certificate endorsed by an authorized firearms instructor will suffice).
- Visit a local law enforcement agency for a fingerprint scan (inquire with the agency on how you can receive an electronic copy that can be uploaded to your application).
- A form of payment that can be charged electronically (credit/debit card or electronic check).
- Once all the documentation listed above has been acquired, fill out the Online Concealed Weapon or Firearm License Application.
If you do not want to apply online, you have the option of visiting a service location nearest you or mailing the aforementioned documents to:
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Licensing
P.O. Box 6687
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6687
The state has up to 90 days to either accept or deny your application (you will typically be notified within 50-55 days).
How to Write
Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.
Step 2 – Seller/Buyer Information – Both participating parties must provide the identifying information listed below:
- Mailing Address
- Driver’s License Number
Step 3 – Firearm Details – Indicate the firearm being sold/traded by entering the requested information mentioned below:
- Serial Number
Step 4 – Transactional Specifics – There are several spaces provided within this section that must be filled out with the correct information, this would include:
- Purchase/Sale Amount (write in word & number form)
- Date in which the transaction is occurring (month, day, year).
- For Trades Only – Check the box and type in the terms and conditions of the exchange into the blank space provided.
Step 5 – Disclosures – Each party must read their designated paragraph. If they proclaim that the statements made within are true, they shall then sign on the indicated line.
Step 6 – Signatures/Notary – It is suggested that all signatures be executed in the presence of a notary public. The following is needed to solidify the document:
- 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
Once the above requirements have been met, the public official should fill out both notarial sections to validate the document.