"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Louisiana

What Is a Louisiana Firearm Bill of Sale?

A Louisiana Firearm Bill of Sale is a document used to record the details of a firearm transfer from one party (the seller) to another (the buyer). If completed properly, it is considered an important proof of sale accepted by all government agencies. The document traditionally contains essential details necessary to identify both parties of a deal and the transferred firearm. Basic terms of the sale such as sales price and date are recorded on this document as well.

Alternate Name:

  • Louisiana Gun Bill of Sale.

The State of Louisiana does not provide any government-issued form which can be used to transfer ownership of a gun. A basic template can be used as long as it contains all the necessary details. Download the Louisiana Firearm Bill of Sale form through the link below. If you need something more specific, create your own document using our customizable online template.

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What Are Louisiana Firearm Carry Laws?

Louisiana Firearm Carry Laws are mild. You are not required to get any permit for the open carry of your gun. However, you need to obtain a permit for concealed carry. The laws regulating private sales of guns are not severe and a universal background check is not mandatory in Louisiana.

The only law governing firearm transfer pertains to the age of the buyer. You are strictly prohibited to sell a firearm to any person under the age of 18. For selling your gun to a minor, you will be subject to a fine up to $300 or imprisonment up to 6 month, or both. The statement that you were not aware of the minor's age will not be considered as a defense. That is why you must check the ID of your buyer carefully when selling the gun to a person you do not know.

Create a Louisiana Gun Bill of Sale every time you sell the weapon within the state. This document will release you from further responsibility for the described firearm and will be your protection against any fraudulent claims that may arise in the future.

Complete the Bill of Sale as follows:

  1. Specify the full name, physical address, and driver's license number of both parties of the transfer;
  2. Provide all of the details necessary to identify the transferred firearm: the make, model, caliber, and serial number;
  3. If the gun you sell has any defects, inform the buyer about them and list them on the document. You can also add a clause stating that the buyer takes firearm "as-is";
  4. Describe the terms of the deal. Indicate the sales price and the date of sale. If you agreed upon any additional terms, list them on the document as well;
  5. You and the buyer sign the Bill of Sale.

Give one copy of the document to the buyer and keep the other for your records.

Do Firearm Bills of Sale Have to Be Notarized in Louisiana?

Yes, both you and the buyer have to sign the Bill of Sale in front of a notary public. The sale will not be considered legal otherwise.


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