"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Florida

What Is a Florida Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Florida Firearm Bill of Sale is a document you fill out to record a firearm transfer from a seller to a buyer. The properly completed Gun Bill of Sale is a legally binding document that contains important information about the transaction. The state does not provide any government-issued forms for this purpose. Any basic template is considered legal as long as it contains the identification information and the signatures of both parties.

Download a Florida-specific form through the link below. You can create your own Firearm Bill of Sale using our customizable online template as well.

Florida gun laws do not require you to fill out this document when you buy or sell a firearm in this state. However, you are strongly recommended to do so. The document is intended to:

  • Document the sale of different kinds of firearms;
  • Serve as proof of ownership;
  • Be used as a purchase receipt;
  • Protect the seller from liability for use of the sold gun.
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How to Sell a Gun in Florida?

When selling a gun in Florida, remember that you are not allowed to transfer it to a person under 21 years old and who is restricted from having a firearm. Florida gun laws require a waiting period of up to three business days because it is necessary to run a background check before transferring the firearm to the buyer. Generally, this law does not apply if you are a non-licensed seller. However, the state permits counties to issue separate ordinances that require a 3-5 day waiting period and a criminal records check, even for private sales. The counties which have adopted these ordinances include Palm Beach, Broward, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, and Volusia.

It is important to include all relevant information when filling out a Firearm Bill of Sale in order to ensure it will protect both parties from any possible fraudulent claims. Complete the form as follows:

  1. Enter the information that identifies the seller and the co-seller (if any). Provide the full name, driver's license number (or any other photo ID number), and physical address;
  2. Enter the same information about the buyer and all co-buyers;
  3. Describe the sold firearm: caliber, make, model, serial number, and other useful details. Provide the section that reveals the firearm condition. If there are any defects, enlist them in the document;
  4. Indicate the date the transfer was made;
  5. Enter the purchase price. If the payment is made in several transactions, schedule them in your Bill of Sale;
  6. Both the seller and the buyer must sign the document.

You are also advised to indicate if you provide any kind of warranty, or the buyer takes the gun "as-is."

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

For extra protection, you can add a section for signatures of two witnesses and/or for a notary public's certification but the state of Florida does not require a notarization when conducting a firearms transaction.


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Florida Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Florida ​ 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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Florida Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Florida ​ 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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