A California Firearm Bill of Sale is a document used to record the transfer of different kinds of a firearm from one party (the seller) to another (the buyer). Properly completed and signed form is considered a legally binding agreement that proves the fact of sale. This document is useful for both the seller and the buyer as it can protect them against fraudulent claims or accusations in the future. The Bill of Sale can serve as legal proof even in the court of law, if necessary. It releases the seller from the responsibility for the transferred firearm and gives the buyer legal proof of ownership.
The state does not provide any government-issued California Firearm Bill of Sale form. The document of any format is considered valid if it follows state requirements. If you need a Bill of Sale for a gun, download and fill out a California-specific template provided below. You can also create your personal Firearm Bill of Sale using our customizable online template.
The form does not require notarization. If you want to add an extra layer of security to your deal, you can add a block for a notary public certification to your Bill of Sale.
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