Ohio Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form

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The Ohio firearm (gun) bill of sale form consists of a paper agreement to produce evidence of an exchange of a firearm for a predetermined dollar amount. This contract spells out the details of the sale to be registered and agreed upon via notarized signatures from both parties. The specified data listed in the document include buyer, seller, and firearm information, along with disclosure statements to testify to an individual’s eligibility to purchase a gun in the state of Ohio.

How to Register a Gun

Registration is not a compulsory obligation to possessing a firearm while residing in Ohio. There is no need to attain special licensure to purchase a gun from a dealer or private party as long as a person meets the requirements and obtains one through appropriate channels. Whether you are buying from a federally licensed dealer or purchasing through a private sale, there is no stipulated background check; however, it is only legal to sell a long gun to an individual 18 and older or a handgun to an adult aged 21 or older. According to Ohio Revised Code §2923.16, A resident may openly carry a long gun as long as the individual maintains legal possession of the weapon.

How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit

To carry a handgun, openly or concealed, demands a higher threshold for evaluation by state and federal authorities, requiring one to procure an Ohio License to Carry a Concealed Handgun. The application process entails filling out mandatory paperwork, passing a standard background check, and providing fingerprints to be recorded. This license will allow for limited travel with a concealed weapon out-of-state within approved reciprocity states. Keep in mind that this license is only available to those who have resided within the state of Ohio for at least 45 days.

To apply for your concealed carry license visit your local sheriff’s office with the listed items in hand:

Check your county sheriff’s office website to determine if they require an appointment to apply before visiting. Application acceptance or rejection can take anywhere from 14-45 days for notification via mail.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download the Adobe PDF.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Include the pertinent seller information surrounding the purchase:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Type in the corresponding data for the buyer of the weapon as follows:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Enter the information associated with the gun being transferred:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Provide all the necessary information about the specifics of the purchase as follows:

  • Purchase Price (written/numerical)
  • Purchase Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Should there be any trading (firearm or other items) associated with the sale, make sure to detail it in the provided space.

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Only have buyer and seller sign each disclosure statement after thoroughly reading and understanding the explanation. If both parties agree with each corresponding statement, they can then endorse to that effect.

Step 7 – Signatures – The document must be signed in the presence of an official notary to validate its authenticity.