A Utah Firearm Bill of Sale is a document showing the details of a gun sale and transfer.
It contains the seller’s and buyer’s names, signatures, and information about the firearm transferred.
Utah does not require a bill of sale or transfer form.
However, buyers and sellers should still create their bill of sale when transferring firearm ownership.
Utah does not have a waiting period for firearms purchases and does not have many laws prohibiting possession.
How to Sell a Firearm Privately
Utah does not regulate the private sales of firearms within the state.
Utah has no requirements for the private sale of firearms. Private sellers do not have to conduct background checks on purchasers.
Private sellers are prohibited from selling or transferring a weapon to individuals the seller knows are not allowed to possess firearms under Utah law. (Utah Code § 76-10-503).
Utah restrictions on firearm ownership include:
- Anyone convicted of any felony or on probation or parole for any felony
- Any person unlawfully or illegally in the U.S.
- An unlawful user of a controlled substance
- Anyone adjudicated mentally incompetent or mentally ill
- A subject of a final domestic order
Utah has a voluntary firearm and ammunition restriction list, the Firearms Safe Harbor Act.
Anyone who wishes to place themselves on this list may do so for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of six months.
This also places the individual on the NICS database as a restricted person. (Utah Code § 53-5c-301).
Utah has no specific laws regarding the inheritance of firearms.
Inheritance must follow the same rules preventing the transfer of firearms to minors and others not allowed to possess firearms.
Utah does not require firearm owners to register their firearms.
Utah law prohibits the Criminal Investigations and Technical Services Division of the Department of Public Safety, which performs criminal background checks for concealed-carry permits, from maintaining records for more than 20 days past the date of the firearms dealer’s request for the background check (Utah Code § 76-10-526(8)(a)).
Concealed Carry Permit
Utah allows the open and concealed carry of loaded firearms by anyone within the state who is over 21 and otherwise qualified to carry guns. Utah repealed its permit requirements for concealed carry in 2021.
How To Apply
Utah is a shall-issue state.
This means that the state will issue a permit to anyone otherwise qualified. In 2022, Utah’s governor signed legislation giving the state partial preemption over county governments’ firearms regulations.
Utah issues concealed-carry firearm permits for residents who wish to carry firearms in states that have reciprocity with Utah.
Applicants generally must be over 21, although a provisional permit is available for individuals between 18 and 21. The BCI may refuse a permit to anyone they believe, based on past actions, is a “danger to themselves or others” (Utah Code § 53-5-704(3)).
Concealed firearm permits are issued through the BCI. Applicants must present a photo ID, proof of good character, and certification of completion of a weapons familiarity course.
Step 1 – Fill Out Application
Complete an Application for Concealed Firearm Permit.
Step 2 – Attach Documentation
Submit the following with the application:
- A photocopy of your state-issued Driver’s License or identification card
- A Weapon Familiarity Certification
- A complete fingerprint card
- A recent color passport-style photo
Step 3 – Submit Application
Turn in your complete application by mail or in person to:
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 West 5400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84129
Step 4 – Pay Fees
All applicants must pay the $53.25 filing fee (current as of June 2023).
Utah recognizes all concealed-carry handgun permits issued by other states per UT Code § 76-10-523(2).
Currently, several states recognize Utah’s concealed-carry permits within their boundaries.
Utah Firearm Bill of Sale Sample
Below is an example of a Utah firearm bill of sale.