Wisconsin Firearm (Gun) Bill of Sale Form


The Wisconsin firearm (gun) bill of sale form is a paper agreement utilized to document the selling of a gun to an individual for a predetermined sum of money. This agreement is outlined within the form, highlighting the significant facts of the sale such as the information on the buyer, seller, and firearm. The endorsed paperwork can provide sufficient proof of ownership for the new owner and supply adequate liability protection for the previous owner once the transaction has been carried out.

How to Register a Gun

When making the purchase of a firearm from a dealer in the state of Wisconsin, a buying permit is not mandated to buy, although a background check will be required to determine eligibility. If the purchase is from a private individual, no background check is necessary; however, the provided bill of sale will include a disclosure statement to will allow a buyer (and seller) to formally attest to many of the obligations enforced by the federal background check.

How to Obtain a Concealed Carry Permit

There is no compulsory gun registration in Wisconsin, but according to WI Stat § 175.60 (2012 through Act 45), you may elect to apply for a concealed carry license with The Wisconsin Department of Justice. This license allows for concealed carry of a weapon in 29 other states in the U.S. View the list of participating states at the NRA’s website.

To apply for the concealed carry license, you must meet the following required criteria:

  • A legal resident of Wisconsin (with a current physical Wisconsin mailing address and active Wisconsin driver’s license or identification card).
  • Twenty-one years of age or older.
  • Has undergone sufficient firearm training as mandated for licensure.
  • Not barred from possessing a firearm by any state, court system, or the federal government.

To apply for the firearm conceal carry license you will need to gather the following materials to submit to the Wisconsin Department of Justice website, or you can choose to hand-deliver or mail to the Wisconsin Department of Justice office:

  • A completed Wisconsin Concealed Carry Application (Form DJ-LE-287).
  • An active Wisconsin driver’s license or identification card number.
  • Proof of successful completion of a gun training or gun safety program or its equivalent (Examples of adequate evidence of completion stipulated on the application form).
  • Funds to compensate the $40 application fee.

Deliver or mail the above documentation to:

Wisconsin Department of Justice
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857

How to Write

Step 1 – First, download the Adobe PDF to complete the form.

Step 2 – Seller Information – Input all information relevant to the seller of the firearm:

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

Step 3 – Buyer Information – Include the additional information concerning the buyer:

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

Step 4 – Firearm – Complete all vital information identifying the gun being sold:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial number

Step 5 – Sale Information – Include the following details applying to the transaction:

  • Purchase Price (written, and in numerical format)
  • Date of Sale
  • Should there be a trade-in place of or in addition to monetary compensation, notate the details in the provided space.

Step 6 – Upon agreement with the information contained in each of the disclosure statements, the individual parties may endorse the document.

Step 7 – Signatures – Apply signatures from both the buyer and seller to indicate the contract with the above terms. To authenticate the document, it can be signed before a notary public, or one or more approved witnesses.