The Georgia firearm (gun) bill of sale form is a written instrument that serves the purpose of recording data relevant to the sale, purchase, or trade of a pistol and/or long gun. It is imperative that the transferor is certain that the transferee is of legal age to own a firearm before carrying out this agreement. Once both parties meet, they must collectively disclose the information requested within the document such as; the participants’ contact details, the gun’s description, and the price in which the firearm is being sold for. Georgia does not require background checks during a private sale, nor is a permit necessary to purchase.
How to Register a Gun
There is no law in Georgia that states that new gun owners must register their firearms. There are no requirements to owning a gun within the state unless an individual would like to access the right to carry his or her firearm openly or concealed.
How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit
A WCL (Weapons Carry License) allows gun owners to carry their firearms openly or concealed within non-restricted areas. Another benefit of the license is the “Reciprocity“, which allows you to carry in other states that have a mutual agreement with Georgia. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age to apply and be in concord with GA Code § 16-11-129. In order to apply, you must have the following items readily available when arriving at your local probate court:
- A valid form of photo identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport).
- A filled out and signed copy of the Weapons Carry License Application – Form DPS 445 (you may complete this form online as well).
- If you would like to receive your license via mail, prepare a self-addressed envelope containing a stamp.
- A copy of your fingerprints that have been taken by an authorized professional.
- If the individual applying has been treated at a facility for mental or drug issues within the past 5 years, they must provide a letter of recommendation from the superintendent of the establishment. The judge will review the letter and decide whether or not the individual is fit to obtain a license.
- Payment for any costs associated with applying for the license (typically around $75.00, fees may differ from county to county).
After submitting the requirements, the judge will order a criminal history records and background check within 5-days of the submission. You should receive an answer within the following 30 days on whether or not you are approved. If approved, the license will remain operable for a time span of 5 years, after which, you are going to want to apply to the court for renewal within 2 months of expiration.
How to Write
Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF.
Step 2 – Seller & Buyer Contact Details – All participants taking part in the sale/trade should provide the following pertinent information regarding their identity:
- Name (first and last)
- Mailing Address (building number, street name, unit #)
- Zip Code
- Driver’s License Number
Step 3 – Gun Details – Provide a description of the firearm being sold or traded by inputting the information concerning the gun’s features:
- Serial Number
Step 3 – Transaction Type – Define the terms of the agreement by specifying the following details of how the arrangement will unfold:
- Enter the sales price in word form.
- Enter the sales price in numerical form.
- Date the transaction is taking place (month, day, year).
- Check the box indicating that the transaction involves a trade and explain the circumstances of how the exchange will be completed.
Step 4 – Disclosure Agreements – The transferor and transferee should each read the disclosure statement assigned to them. If they agree that everything mentioned within the disclosure is true, they must then sign on the proper line placed below.
Step 5 – Finalizing the Contract – The seller and purchaser (along with witnesses to the transaction) should provide the following key actions:
- 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
(This section should be completed under the supervision of a notary. If satisfactory to the public official, they shall then complete and sign the designated notarial areas to solidify the document.)