Maine Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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The Maine firearm (gun) bill of sale form constructs a comprehensive written understanding of the details involved with a purchase/transfer of property for an agreed-upon sum of money. This account points out the particulars of the transaction, transcribing relevant data about the buyer, seller, and exchanged firearm. The paperwork can be employed down the line to prove ownership should it be required to obtain a permit to carry concealed handguns.

How to Register a Gun

Maine is a state that does not command extensive background checks or licensure to purchase, own, or carry a gun in approved places. There is no obligation to register a firearm for those residing within the boundaries of the state of Maine. The Maine Revised Statutes do not demand the need for a permit in advance of buying a gun, nor is a permit to own a weapon mandated. Background checks are not mandatory when purchasing a long gun or handgun from a private seller. Open carry of a firearm is permitted in sanctioned areas utilized for hunting, or competition shooting. Permitless carry went into effect for those 21 and older (or 18 to 21 for those actively enlisted in a branch of the armed services) on October 15, 2015, allowing one to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or license in acceptable situations and locales within the state. State law stipulates that a gun must be unloaded for an individual to travel with the weapon inside the vehicle.

How to Obtain a Permit to Carry Concealed Handguns

You do not necessarily need to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon, although it is available to those who wish to use it to travel outside of Maine to states of active reciprocity. To qualify for the permit, you must meet the same guidelines enforced for permitless carry, as well as passing a background investigation that will examine any history of crime, drug/alcohol abuse, or mental illness. Before applying, make sure to thoroughly read the State of Maine Laws Relating to Permits to Carry Concealed Handguns.

To effectively apply for the Maine Permit to Carry Concealed Handguns, you must procure the following records and paperwork to send to the Maine State Police Special Investigations Unit:

Contain all gathered documentation in an envelope with sufficient postage, and mail to the below address:

Department of Public Safety
Maine State Police
Special Investigations
164 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

You should receive notification of the status of your permit within 1-2 months depending on the amount of time you have resided in the state. The permit will require renewal after a total of 4 years from the date it is granted.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the desired Adobe PDF form by clicking on the appropriate button.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Submit accurate information about the seller of the weapon as follows:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Include similar information for the buyer of the gun:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Respond to the prompted questions concerning firearm specifics:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Purchase Information – Identify the particulars involved in the sale, including:

  • Purchase Price (numerical)
  • Purchase Price (written)
  • Purchase Date
  • Catalog the information applicable to any items to be traded for the weapon, including make, model, and serial number.

Step 6 – Endorsements – With the aid of a professional notary, you can be walked through the process of executing the document. Once you understand all included in the contract, the notary will instruct you to sign and date and will affix their signatures and official seal.