"Firearm Bill of Sale" - Maine

What Is a Maine Firearm Bill of Sale?

A Maine Firearm Bill of Sale is a legal document that records the details of a legal transfer of ownership of firearms (rifles, pistols, and other similar assault weapons that fall into the category of legal handguns) between individuals and entities alike. It is used both for new and used guns as proof that the sale took place after the parties expressed their mutual consent to enter into the transaction.

Alternate Name:

  • Maine Gun Bill of Sale.

Despite the lack of firearm registration in Maine, you should create a proper Bill of Sale to avoid disagreements or unwanted questions in the future - for example, if the firearm was used to break the law. If you want, you can compose your own Firearm Bill of Sale using our customizable online template or download a ready-made one below. A Gun Bill of Sale should contain the following information:

  1. Seller and purchaser's name and address;
  2. Date, location, and negotiated price of the firearm;
  3. Description of the gun. State it's model/type, serial number, make, caliber, barrel length, color, accessories or customizations, and other distinctive characteristics that may be used to identify the firearm;
  4. Guarantees and warranties. If there are any guarantees given or implied, they must be mentioned in the document. Otherwise, the gun is being sold "as is" - in its present condition, with all possible issues or faults, even if not immediately visible;
  5. Signatures of the parties. Once the seller and the buyer sign the papers, the contract becomes legal. It is highly recommended to make copies of the document for recordkeeping, even though there is no firearm registration in Maine.
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Maine Firearm Carry Laws

You do not need firearm registration, owner permit, or license to carry a handgun in the state of Maine. Since 2015, both residents and non-residents of the state do not have to obtain a permit for open carry (18+) and concealed carry (21+). A concealed handgun permit can be obtained from state police or the local police department. Unless you cannot legally own or carry a firearm due to your age, mental capacity, or felony, there are no restrictions imposed by the government.

Since Maine is a shall-issue state for the purpose of reciprocity with other states, this document allows you to carry a firearm in a concealed manner in the states that recognize Maine permits. Concealed carry permits are issued within thirty days to the applicant and are valid for four years. In accordance with Maine firearm laws, open carry is prohibited in federal buildings and in various establishments that serve alcohol.

Does a Firearm Bill of Sale Need to Be Notarized in Maine?

No, Maine does not require a notary public's certification for firearm sales but it is generally a good idea to have a notary or witness to a firearm sale in order to confirm the transaction has taken place. 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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Maine Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Maine ​ 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 _________________________________________________
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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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Maine Firearm Bill of Sale
This Bill of Sale has been made on ________________, _____, in the County of
________________, in the ​ S tate of Maine ​ 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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