"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Kentucky

What Is a Kentucky Firearm Bill of Sale?

The Kentucky Firearm Bill of Sale is a document that records the details of a firearm transfer from one party (the seller) to the other (the buyer). It is a legally binding agreement that can be used as proof of ownership or release of responsibility even in a court of law. The document usually contains a lot of important details pertinent to the firearm transfer, like the description of the firearm, information about the seller and the buyer, date of sale, price, and others. It is often used by buyers as a purchase receipt and proof of payment. Sellers keep the document to have material evidence they transferred the described gun to another individual and are no longer responsible for its use.

Alternate Name:

  • Kentucky Gun Bill of Sale.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky does not issue any government-released forms which can be filled out to document the transfer of a firearm. You can download and fill out the Kentucky Firearm Bill of Sale form provided below or create your own document with our template builder.

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Kentucky Firearm Carry Law

Kentucky Firearm Carry Laws are very liberal. It does not require the registration of guns. Nor does it require any permit for open or concealed carry of a firearm. However, a permit called the Carry Concealed Deadly Weapons License is still issued by the state and you may apply for it. It will come in handy if you move out of the state with your firearm.

The gun transfer laws are very simple as well. A seller is not required to conduct a background check, nor sign a Bill of Sale. At the same time, both parties of the deal prefer to fill out the document as it protects them against fraudulent claims connected with the gun transfer that may arise in the future.

It is usually the seller's responsibility to prepare a Kentucky Gun Bill of Sale. If you decided you need this document, fill it out as follows:

  1. Enter the full names of both the seller and the buyer. It is recommended to ask the buyer to show a picture ID and to record the ID number on the document. The Physical addresses of both parties can be added as well;
  2. Describe the firearm you are selling. The provided description must unmistakably help to identify the sold firearm. Indicate the make, type, caliber, serial number, and other important details. If the firearm has any defects, inform the buyer about them and list them on the form;
  3. Provide all of the important details of the deal. At a minimum, specify the sales price and the date of sale. If the payment is made in several transactions, record the dates and the amounts. If you are giving the gun as a gift, specify it;
  4. Add the buyer's and seller's disclosures. The seller's disclosure should state that the seller is the legal owner of the described firearm and has the right to transfer it. The buyer's disclosure usually stipulates that the buyer is of legal age and is not prohibited from owning a firearm under federal or state law;
  5. Sign the document and ask the buyer to sign it as well.
  6. Make two copies. Give one copy to the buyer and keep the other for your records.

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

No, a Firearm Bill of Sale does not need to be notarized but to add more protection, you may ask two witnesses and a notary public to certify your sale. 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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Kentucky Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Kentucky ​ 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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Kentucky Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Kentucky ​ 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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