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Idaho Gun Bill of Sale Form

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Idaho Gun Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 04, 2023

An Idaho gun bill of sale provides evidence that a legal sale, purchase, or trade of a firearm has occurred in Idaho between two (2) parties. It establishes a change of ownership and serves well for firearm registration. It also requires the signatures of two (2) witnesses in the presence of a notary public.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

In the state of Idaho, any individual that is permitted to own a firearm can also sell a firearm in a private transaction.

Prohibited From Obtaining a License to Carry Concealed Weapons

The following individuals are prohibited to obtain a license to carry concealed weapons:[1] 

  • Is under twenty-one (21) years of age, except as otherwise provided in this section;
  • Is formally charged with a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year;
  • Has been adjudicated guilty in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year;
  • Is a fugitive from justice;
  • Is an unlawful user of marijuana or any depressant, stimulant or narcotic drug, or any controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. 802;
  • Is currently suffering from or has been adjudicated as having suffered from any of the following conditions, based on substantial evidence:
    • (i) Lacking mental capacity as defined in section 18-210, Idaho Code;
    • (ii) Mentally ill as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code;
    • (iii) Gravely disabled as defined in section 66-317, Idaho Code; or
    • (iv) An incapacitated person as defined in section 15-5-101, Idaho Code;
  • Has been discharged from the armed forces under dishonorable conditions;
  • Has received a withheld judgment or suspended sentence for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one (1) year, unless the person has successfully completed probation;
  • Has received a period of probation after having been adjudicated guilty of, or received a withheld judgment for, a misdemeanor offense that has as an element the intentional use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against the person or property of another, unless the person has successfully completed probation;
  • Is an alien illegally in the United States;
  • Is a person who having been a citizen of the United States has renounced his or her citizenship;
  • Is free on bond or personal recognizance pending trial, appeal or sentencing for a crime that would disqualify him from obtaining a concealed weapons license;
  • Is subject to a protection order issued under chapter 63, title 39, Idaho Code, that restrains the person from harassing, stalking or threatening an intimate partner of the person or child of the intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; or
  • Is for any other reason ineligible to own, possess or receive a firearm under the provisions of Idaho or federal law.

Registering a Firearm

Idaho does not have any laws requiring residents to register their firearms with the state.

Concealed Carry

A License to Carry Concealed Weapon is not required for an individual to concealed carry in Idaho as long as the individual is:[2]

  • Over eighteen (18) years of age;
  • A citizen of the United States or a current member of the armed forces of the United States; and
  • Is not disqualified from being issued a license under paragraphs (b) through (n) of subsection (11) of this section.

How to Apply

A person must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a concealed carry permit.

Step 1 – Complete a Concealed Weapons License Application.

Step 2 – Complete a firearms safety training certification course.

Step 3 – Submit the application and proof of competence in-person at a local Idaho Sheriff’s office.

Step 4 – Submit fingerprints to the Sheriff’s office for the purpose of running a background check.

Step 5 – Pay the $20 licensing fee.[3]


Concealed carry permits from all states that have them are recognized in Idaho.[4]


  1. Idaho Stat. §§ 18-3302(11), 18-3302(12)
  2. Idaho Stat. § 18-3302(3)(f)
  3. Idaho Stat. § 18-3302(15)
  4. Idaho State Police: Concealed Weapons License Reciprocity