South Carolina Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form


The South Carolina firearm (gun) bill of sale form constitutes a formal legal agreement concerning the exchange of a long gun or handgun for a specified dollar amount. This written arrangement covers the scope of the identifying key elements of the transaction including particular information on the buyer, seller, and firearm. The notarized document serves as certified proof of ownership and date of transfer.

How to Register a Gun

To procure a gun in the state of South Carolina does not require any necessary permits to purchase nor registration after the sale has concluded. If obtained from a federally licensed firearms dealer, a background check will be mandated, but for a standard private sale, no background check will be required. Gun-type based limitations are sanctioned for the state, restricting the possession of automatic weapons and sawed-off long guns to individuals in active duty in the armed forces or local police force (per South Carolina Code of Laws §16-23-10).

How to Obtain a Concealed Weapon Permit

To carry a long gun openly is permitted to those residing in the state, however, to carry a handgun openly or concealed will obligate a resident to furnish a South Carolina Concealed Weapon Permit. Another reason as to why acquiring a concealed carry permit can be an asset is that it will warrant the privilege of carrying when traveling to many other recognizing reciprocal states.

Gaining access to a Concealed Weapon Permit can be carried out by producing the following materials for submission online at The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s website or by mail to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division‘s main office:

To send via mail, make sure to include all required documents in a sealed envelope with proper postage addressed to:

CWP Application
SLED Data Center
PO Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398

How to Write

Step 1 – Click on the link for the Adobe PDF to download.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Include the information associated with the seller of the gun:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Record the relevant details on the purchaser of the firearm:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Submit all vital information connected to the gun itself:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – supply the information detailing the sale terms of the arrangement as follows:

  • Sale Price (written/numerical)
  • Sale Date
  • Type in any information should trade of a firearm or any alternate item be involved. Specify the identifying information for the item (Make, Model, Serial Number).

Step 6 – Disclosure Statements – Both parties will be required to scrutinize the disclosure statements, and once agreed to can endorse in the allocated spaces.

Step 7 – Signatures – To finalize the sale, you will need to sign the document with the help of an approved notary public.