An Arizona Firearm Bill of Sale is a document a gun seller uses to transfer firearm ownership to another person.
Since Arizona has relaxed gun laws, the state does not require individuals to complete paperwork to sell, buy, or carry.
But, it is usually a good idea to include a bill of sale form in this type of transaction.
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
Before you sell a firearm in Arizona, it is important to understand the federal and state requirements accompanying this transaction.
Rules differ depending on whether you are a private party or a licensed firearm dealer.
It also forbids Arizona local jurisdictions from requiring licensing or registration of firearms and ammunition.
ARS 13-3102(A)(5) states that you may not transfer or sell a deadly weapon to a prohibited person. A prohibited person is an individual who:
- Has been convicted of a felony within or without of the state of Arizona
- Has been adjudicated delinquent for a felony leaving that person with no restored civil right to carry a firearm
- Is serving an imprisonment term in a detention or correctional facility
- Is serving a probation term pursuant to a domestic violence conviction or another felony offense, community supervision, parole, home arrest, work furlough, or other offense pursuant to the interstate compact under Title 31, chapter 3, article 4.1
- Is a nonimmigrant alien with or without documentation (with some exceptions), or an undocumented alien
- Has been found incompetent pursuant to Arizona rule 11 of criminal procedures and is not currently found competent
- Has been found guilty by reason of insanity
Additionally, there are a few more rules about firearm purchase and possession, such as:
- Children under 18 are generally not allowed to possess handguns
- Individuals under 18 cannot be transferred a long gun and anyone under 21 cannot be transferred a handgun
Firearm Inheritance Laws
To legally inherit a firearm, you must be legally allowed to own and possess a firearm under federal and Arizona law.
The trustee in the inheritance process should ensure all other laws are abided by, including the necessary background checks.
You do not have to register your firearms as long as you are an eligible possessor.
Concealed Carry Permit
As an Arizona gun owner, you may be interested in the state’s legal requirements for concealed and open carry permits.
Arizona does not require you to obtain a permit to conceal or open carry. However, you may wish to apply for a permit so you can carry in other states.
Different states treat conceal and open carry differently, so it is important to check the laws of each state in which you plan to carry your firearm.
How to Apply
For those who wish to carry a firearm in Arizona, you must meet the following requirements:
- You are an Arizona resident or a U.S. citizen
- You are age 21 or older, or you are age 19 or older and active-duty military or honorably discharged
You are free of felony offenses and felony indictments unless:
- Your conviction has been expunged, set aside, or vacated and
- Your right to firearms has been restored, and
- You are not considered a prohibited possessor
- You do not suffer from mental illness
- You are not in the U.S. illegally
- You complete a firearms training program or demonstrate competence with a firearm
If you meet these requirements, follow the steps below to obtain a permit:
Step 1 – Complete Application
Complete the concealed carry permit application.
Step 2 – Show Proof of Competence
Step 3 – Get Fingerprinted
Complete and attach two FD-258 Blue Applicant Fingerprint cards.
Step 4 – Pay a Fee
Attach a money 0rderl cashier’s check, or certified check made out to AZ DPS for $60.00.
Step 5 – Show Proof of Citizenship
Attach proof of citizenship or documentation showing your legal right to reside in the US.
Step 6 – Mail Application
Mail your application to AZ DPS CWPU, PO Box 6488, Phoenix, AZ 85005.
If you have a firearm permit from another US state, ARS 13-3112(Q) states that Arizona generally grants reciprocity and recognizes your permit.
Your US state permit is valid in Arizona as long as you meet the following conditions:
- Your license or permit is valid in the issuing state
- Legally present in Arizona, and
- Not prohibited from having a firearm in Arizona
- You are age 21 or older if you wish to carry a concealed firearm
The 13 states that do not grant reciprocity to those holding an Arizona concealed weapons permit include:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
You must verify the current reciprocity and recognition laws of any state you travel to before you carry concealed firearms within that state.
Directly contact the state before attempting to carry a concealed weapon within their jurisdiction.
Arizona Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of what an Arizona firearm bill of sale looks like.