North Dakota Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form


The North Dakota firearm (gun) bill of sale form substantiates a written bond entailing the details of the exchange of a particular firearm for an agreed-upon financial number. Within the contract are the summarized provision as well as information and signatures from both parties. This document creates an enforceable covenant upon execution before a certified notary official.

How to Register a Gun

There is no restriction to procure a firearm which calls for securing a permit before purchasing. As well as no license to buy, the state of North Dakota does not have a formal gun registration process once a firearm is obtained. Upon purchasing, from a federally licensed dealer or otherwise, there are no background checks restraining access to retaining a weapon of this type, but it is not legal to acquire if you do not meet the standard guidelines for possession. Open carry of long guns is allowed for approved purposes of hunting or use on a licensed shooting range. To transport the weapon, it must be unloaded and in plain view when in the vehicle.

How to Obtain a Concealed Weapons License

Should an individual want to carry a handgun, whether it be in a concealed or open manner, it will be mandated that one must be able to pass the same threshold required to obtain a North Dakota Concealed Weapons Class 2 License, and if so, the individual may utilize permitless carry. To also gain the right to carry when traveling through other states that allow for reciprocity, the license must first be obtained. To procure licensure, you must meet eligibility standards, and pass an approved training exam. Consider that there are two separate licenses to apply for, Class 1 and Class 2. The Class 1 license allows merely for additional states of reciprocity over Class 2, with the included states listed on the North Dakota Attorney General website.

To properly apply for either license, prepare the following filings to mail to The North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation facility:

Send the above documents in a sealed envelope with necessary postage to:

BCI-CWL
PO Box 1054
Bismarck ND 58502

Make sure to send any additional applications for alternate individuals in a separate envelope, as only one per container will be submitted. You should receive notification within 45 days of the status of your application.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the PDF by selecting the link.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Include all related information on the seller of the weapon:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Enter the data associated with the buyer of the gun:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Input all corroborating info regarding the firearm being transferred:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Continue to the next section to respond to the prompted queries concerning the sale:

  • Sale Price (written/numerical)
  • Sale Date
  • Refer to any pieces of information specific to an involved trade within the purchase by identifying the make, model and serial numbers on any firearm or alternative trade items.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Complete the section with corresponding signatures only after reading the document thoroughly.

Step 7 – Signatures – This document requires notarization for submission so be sure to sign only with the assistance of a qualified notary.