A North Carolina Firearm Bill of Sale is a legal document that records the transfer of various firearms from the seller to the purchaser. It is useful for both parties since it can protect them from accusations of fraudulent claims in the future. If necessary, the Bill of Sale may also serve as evidence in the court of law. A properly completed and signed form is a legally binding agreement that releases the seller from any liability for the transferred gun and gives the new owner legal proof of ownership.
There is no government-issued form available, but any Bill of Sale is considered valid if the parties followed state requirements. You may use our form builder to create your own Firearm Bill of Sale or simply download a ready-made document below.
There is no need to have this document notarized. The seller and buyer may have the form certified but only if they wish.
There is no registration of guns required under North Carolina firearm laws for both handguns and long guns, only for machine guns. However, to purchase a handgun, you must obtain a permit, and every county sheriff has to keep records of all purchase permits. You may apply for a purchase permit only in your county of residence, no matter how long have you lived in the county before that. These permits contain the name, age, and place of residence of each individual to whom a permit was issued - this way it is possible to identify the source of a firearm in case it was found at a crime scene, and also prosecute people who possess the firearms illegally.
A North Carolina Gun Bill of Sale should contain the following details:
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