A Nevada Firearm Bill of Sale is a document a gun owner uses to record the sale and transfer of a firearm.
The firearm bill of sale captures the seller’s and buyer’s details and a complete description of the firearm.
It minimized the risks involved in selling a highly regulated item.
No, Nevada has no law requiring a waiting period before one can purchase a firearm but there is a procedure to follow before concealed carrying.
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
Nevada has detailed provisions for the sale of firearms in the state.
So, if you want to buy or sell a firearm in the state, here are the important things to note:
Nevada laws allow individuals to sell firearms in the state, provided they comply with state regulations.
According to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) § 202.2547, an unlicensed private seller can sell firearms to an unlicensed buyer.
Still, they must first use the services of a licensed firearms dealer to run a background check on the buyer.
NRS § 202.360 prohibits persons who fall under these categories from owning, possessing, or controlling a firearm in the state:
- Persons who have been convicted of a crime of battery constituting domestic violence pursuant to NRS 200.485
- Persons convicted of a felony anywhere in the United States unless they received a pardon that doesn’t restrict their right to bear arms
- Anyone who has been convicted of stalking under NRS § 200.575 or a similar law in another state
- Anyone currently subject to an extended order for a protection order against domestic violence prohibiting the person from having firearms
- A fugitive from justice
- A person who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance
- Anyone prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm
- Anyone who has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility by a court
- Any person who entered a plea of guilty but mentally ill
- Any person who has been found guilty but mentally ill
- Anyone who has been acquitted by reason of insanity
- Anyone in the US illegally or unlawfully
Nevada laws require a background check for every unlicensed buyer of a firearm.
However, transferring firearms to an executor, administrator, trustee, or personal representative of an estate or trust that occurs by operation of law upon the death of the initial owner of the firearm falls under one of the exceptions to this rule (NRS § 202.2548).
Another exception is a sale or transfer of a firearm to an immediate family member of the deceased.
Yes. Nevada does not require you to register a firearm after buying it.
Nevada has no regulation requiring firearms records to be sent to the police.
Concealed Carry Permit
Anyone legally allowed to carry a firearm, who is 18 years and older, can open carry a firearm in Nevada without a permit.
However, if you want to conceal carry a firearm, you need a Carry Conceal Weapon (CCW) permit from the state.
How to Apply
Before you can apply to get a CCW permit, you must meet these criteria under NRS § 202.3657:
- You must be at least 21 years old or 18 if a member of the US military.
- You don’t fall into any category of persons legally prohibited from owning a firearm.
- You have completed a pre-approved firearm safety course.
Nevada issues CCW permits to residents and non-residents.
Step 1 – Obtain Application
Visit the sheriff’s office and pick up the CCW permit application form or download it online if the online download is available in your county. Some locations accept online submissions such as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Step 2 – Complete Application
Fill out the application form but don’t sign it yet. You will sign it when you turn in the application.
Step 3 – Submit Application and Documentation
Submit the unsigned application and necessary documents, firearm safety course certificate (see NRS § 202.3657(3)(c).), and proof of residency, to the city or county sheriff where you reside. You also need to pay the application fee, which is about $100.
Step 4 – Get Approved or Denied
Wait for a response. It may take up to 120 days for you to get a response.
- Idaho enhanced permits
- Mississippi enhanced permits
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota (Class 1 only)
- South Carolina
- South Dakota enhanced permits
- West Virginia
Some states recognize Nevada’s CCW permit, and some have additional restrictions on how they do so (check current local laws).
For example, Florida recognizes Nevada’s CCW permit, but only if the holder is at least 21 years old and a Nevada resident.
Nevada Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of a Nevada firearm bill of sale.