New Jersey Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form


The New Jersey firearm (gun) bill of sale form incorporates the relative information involving the sale of a firearm for a stipulated monetary sum. The paperwork must be properly notarized with a certified notary professional to be fully enforceable. Included in the wording of the contract is the relevant information to the transaction specifics, confirming disclosure statements, and providing space for endorsement to meet state regulation.

How to Register a Gun

The New Jersey Police Firearms Investigation Unit maintains a log of all purchases of handguns made within state boundaries by mandating that all purchases require a permit. This record constitutes a form of registration for any handgun purchased in New Jersey. Should a handgun be brought in from an individual relocating from out-of-state or be transferred by way of inheritance, it will not need to be included in the archive.

To purchase a long gun or handgun will initially require one to apply for a purchaser identification card. This card will allow a resident to buy a long gun from an authorized dealer or private party. To apply for the New Jersey Initial Firearms Purchaser Identification Card, you can utilize the state’s website or gather the following materials to bring in-hand to your local police department location:

After submitting your application form, it can take between 1-6 months to receive notification of the status of your permit based on your local department’s application backlog. This also accounts for the time it takes to undergo a background investigation for the applicant and receive the completed questionnaires from your designated references.

Once you have received your firearms purchaser identification card, you can purchase one or multiple long guns. To purchase a handgun, you must take the next step of the process which involves filling out the same New Jersey Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and-or Handgun Purchase Permit (Form STS-33), but this time select the checkbox listed as “Application to Purchase Handgun”. Make sure also to indicate the number of permits you wish to receive, as this permit is only useful to purchase for the listed quantity and a total of 90 days before expiration. Keep in mind that regardless of the amount selected, you are only authorized to purchase one handgun per 30-day period. All firearms purchasers must also undergo a secondary background check (NJ NICS) at the point of purchase through a federally licensed gun dealer, even when buying from a private party.

How to Obtain a Permit to Carry

Open carry of any weapon is not permitted except for a long gun in an area presumed legal for hunting purposes. To carry a concealed weapon, a New Jersey Permit to carry a handgun must be secured before use. New Jersey issues this type of permit on a “may issue” basis. Obtaining this permit is not easily accessible, and the state generally issues to special cases or to individuals who are required to carry a weapon to work as a security officer or an armed guard. To apply, you can submit these filings at your local Police department facility:

Allow between 30-60 days to receive word of the status of your permit. Notification of your permit’s status will be mailed out within this period to your provided address of residence.

How to Write

Step 1 – Choose the link specific to your download needs.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Enter in all prompted information about the seller of the gun:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Respond to the selections related to the purchaser of the weapon:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Make out the details identifying the firearm involved in the exchange:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Type the required information about the sale in question as follows:

  • Sale Price
  • Sale Date
  • If the transaction should include a trade of any kind, the allocated space is provided to input the specifics.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Have the seller and buyer read their respective disclosure statement and sign only when in agreement with the declaration.

Step 7 – Signatures – Administer endorsements with the help of a hired notary public to further certify to the authenticity of the contract.