"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Delaware

What Is a Delaware Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Delaware Firearm Bill of Sale is a document you fill out when transferring different types of guns from one party (the seller) to another (the buyer).

Alternate Names:

  • Delaware Gun Bill of Sale.

The document can be used by both, firearms dealers and non-licensed sellers. According to Delaware law, you are not obliged to complete the form during the gun transfer, but you may want to have one. The form is responsible for:

  1. Being the material evidence of the gun transfer.
  2. Serving as the purchase receipt for the buyer.
  3. Containing important information about both parties of the deal and the sold item(s).
  4. Releasing the previous owner from any liability for the use of the gun from the date of sale.

The Delaware State Government does not issue any official forms you can use for this purpose. Any customized template is valid while it meets the state requirements. Download the Delaware-specific Firearm Bill of Sale through the link below or build your own with our customizable online template.

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How to Sell a Gun in Delaware?

Include the following information when creating your Delaware Gun Bill of Sale:

  1. The names, physical addresses, and driver's license numbers of both the sellers and the buyers. If there is more than one seller or buyer, specify the identification information for all of them;
  2. Provide the firearm's details. Make sure the document contains the make, type, caliber, and the serial number of the gun you are selling. If the gun has any blemishes, describe them as well;
  3. Enter all details of the deal, including the sales price, the date of sale, and any special conditions;
  4. Add a clause that explains if the seller provides any warranty or the buyer takes the gun "as-is."

Create the document in two original copies. Both copies must be signed by the seller and the buyer.

Before you sign the bill of sale and transfer the firearm as a private non-licensed seller to any person in Delaware, make sure you strictly followed the official transfer procedure. The state law says that the prospective buyer must be subject to a criminal background check first. The background check can be initiated only by the licensed gun dealer who may charge up to $30 for each check. If 25 days pass since the licensed dealer's request and the FBI has not denied it, you are free to proceed with the transfer. To complete the background check and the firearm transfer, both you and the buyer must appear together in the office of the firearm dealer. Note that if you transfer your firearm without following this procedure, you will be liable for a Class A misdemeanor.

Does a Firearm Bill of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Delaware?

Delaware does not require a notary public's certification for firearm sales but it is generally a good idea to have a notary or witness to a firearm sale in order to confirm the transaction has taken place. This can save any potential trouble which might occur should the seller or buyer contest the transaction at a later date.


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Delaware Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Delaware ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price and Firearm Details
The Parties agree that the Seller will receive $___________________ in exchange for
the possession and ownership of the following described firearm:
Make: ​ _ ______________________________________________________________
Type/Model: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
Caliber: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Serial Number (SN): ​ _ __________________________________________________
The sale shall take place on ________________, _____.
Additional Terms and Conditions
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Delaware Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Delaware ​ b etween the following parties:
________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Buyer") with a
mailing address of ______________________________________________________,
and ________________________________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Seller")
with a mailing address of _________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________.
Purchase Price and Firearm Details
The Parties agree that the Seller will receive $___________________ in exchange for
the possession and ownership of the following described firearm:
Make: ​ _ ______________________________________________________________
Type/Model: ​ _ _________________________________________________________
Caliber: ​ _ _____________________________________________________________
Serial Number (SN): ​ _ __________________________________________________
The sale shall take place on ________________, _____.
Additional Terms and Conditions
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Buyer’s Disclosure
By signing below, the Buyer declares that the following statements are true and that
they:
● Are not under the Federally-set legal age to own a firearm;
● Have never been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment
for a term exceeding one (1) year;
● Are not a fugitive from justice;
● Are not an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance;
● Have never been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a
mental institution;
● Are not an illegal or unlawful alien in the United States or an alien admitted to
the United States under a nonimmigrant visa;
● Have not been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable
conditions;
● Having been a citizen of the United States, have never renounced their
citizenship;
● Are not subject to a court order that restrains them from harassing, stalking, or
threatening an intimate partner or child of such intimate partner;
● Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence; Can
lawfully receive, possess, ship, or transport a firearm;
● Are no under indictment or information for a crime punishable by imprisonment
for a term exceeding one (1) year.
Signed by _____________________________________________________________
Seller's Disclosure
By signing below, the Seller declares that the following statements are true and that
they:
● Have verified that the firearm details are correct and the serial number is
legible;
● Are the lawful owner of the firearm and have the legal right to sell the firearm;
● Have no knowledge of any defects in the firearm;
● Believe the firearm is fit to be used for its intended purpose;
● Believe the firearm has never been used in a manner of questionable or certain
illegality;
● Assumes no responsibility after the transfer of ownership has taken place.
Signed by _____________________________________________________________
Signature Area
The Buyer and Seller agree to the above described terms and conditions for the
sale/trade/exchange of the firearm on ________________, _____. The firearm is to be
sold "as-is" with no warranties made by the Seller unless otherwise stated in this Bill
of Sale.
Buyer's Signature​ ______________________________
Buyer's Name __________________________________
Seller's Signature ​ _ _____________________________
Seller's Name __________________________________
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