"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Illinois

What Is an Illinois Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Illinois Firearm Bill of Sale is a document filled out during the transfer of a firearm from a seller to a buyer. It is a legally binding agreement that contains all of the essential details pertaining to your deal.

Alternate Name:

  • Illinois Gun Bill of Sale

The state of Illinois does not have a government-released form you can fill out when transferring your firearm. Any basic template is legal as long as it contains information that identifies the seller, the buyer, and the sold firearm. You can download the Illinois-specific Firearm Bill of Sale through the link provided below or customize your own template.

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

No, the Firearm Bill of Sale does not require notarization, but you may add it for extra protection in case the seller or buyer contests the transaction at a later point in time.

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When you create your Firearm Bill of Sale, make sure it contains the following information:

  • Full name and address of the seller. It is recommended to include the Firearm Owner's Identification (FOID) card number as well;
  • The same set of information about the buyer;
  • Description of the sold firearm: the type, make, model, caliber, serial number, and other information necessary for the identification of the gun;
  • Description of the condition of the sold firearm. If it has any defects, they should be indicated in the document. You are also advised to add a disclaimer stating that the buyer takes the firearm "as-is" and that no warranty is provided;
  • Sales price, both in digits and in words;
  • Date of sale;
  • Additional information. If the firearm transfer includes any special conditions, describe them carefully in this document;
  • Signatures of the seller and the buyer. Prepare this document in two copies. Hand one to the buyer, and keep the other with your documentation.

Illinois gun laws allow private firearm transfers. If neither the seller nor the buyer involved are Federal Firearms Licensed dealers, the transfer is considered private. If you sell a gun in Illinois as a private person, check the following guidelines to avoid potential trouble with the Illinois State Police:

  1. Both you and the prospective buyer must have valid FOID cards;
  2. Check the buyer's FOID card before transferring the firearm;
  3. Remember that Illinois laws require a 72-hour waiting period for both long gun and handgun transfers;
  4. Keep a record of your transfer (your copy of the Illinois Firearm Bill of Sale) for a minimum of 10 years from the date of sale;
  5. If you deliver the sold firearm to the new owner, transport it unloaded and enclosed in a case.

Remember that some counties may have separate laws regarding firearm transfer. For example, if you are a resident of Cook County, you must fill out the county-issued Lost, Stolen, Destroyed or Transferred Firearms Report and submit it to the Cook County Sheriff's Office within 48 hours after you sold your gun. Do not forget to check your local laws before transferring your firearm.


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