"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Indiana

What Is an Indiana Firearm Bill of Sale?

An Indiana Firearm Bill of Sale is a document you create to record the transfer of different kinds of firearms from one party, usually called the seller or transferor, to the other, called the buyer or transferee. The document can be used by both licensed dealers and non-licensed individuals. It should contain the sales date and important basic details necessary to identify the seller, the buyer, and the transferred gun.

Alternate Name:

  • Indiana Gun Bill of Sale.

The state of Indiana does not provide any official form which can be filled out during a firearm transfer. Any basic template is considered legal and accepted by all government agencies as long as it contains the required information. Download the Indiana Firearm Bill of Sale through the link below and use it to document your firearm transfers. Alternatively, you can customize our template to create your own form.

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How to Transfer a Gun in Indiana?

Unlike many other states, Indiana gun laws do not have any severe rules regarding gun transfers. When a seller is not a licensed dealer, neither a background check nor a Bill of Sale is required. However, Indiana prohibits the seller to transfer a firearm to a person under 18. You are also not allowed to transfer a firearm to a person you know or have any reasons to suspect is ineligible to possess a gun, e.g., a person that is a drug or alcohol abuser, is mentally incompetent, or has been convicted of a felony. If you knowingly sell your gun to an individual who is not allowed to own one, it will be considered a Level 5 felony.

That is why if you transfer a firearm to a person you do not know, you are advised to ask a licensed dealer to conduct a background check or at least check if the prospective buyer has a valid permit. You should also prepare a Bill of Sale to document the transfer and keep a copy of the deal.

For a Bill of Sale to protect the legal interests of both the seller and the buyer, it should contain all important details pertinent to the deal. Make sure the document you create contains the following information:

  1. Identification and contact information of the seller and the buyer. Provide full names, physical addresses, phone numbers, and driver's license numbers. If there are more than one seller or buyer, include them all on the Bill of Sale;
  2. Detailed description of the firearm: make, model, caliber, serial number, and other details. If the gun you sell has any defects, disclose them to the buyer and list them on the Bill of Sale. If you sell a gun with accessories, list and describe them as well;
  3. Details of the deal: the date of sale, sales price in words and digits, additional terms of the deal;
  4. Signatures of all parties involved in the deal.

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

Indiana State law does not require notarization for a Firearm Bill of Sale, but it is always a good idea to have one especially when selling or buying a gun. 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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Indiana Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Indiana ​ 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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Indiana Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Indiana ​ 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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