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Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale Form

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Missouri Firearm Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 12, 2023

A Missouri firearm bill of sale is a legal document proving the transfer of a firearm occurred in Missouri via sale or trade in a manner that abides with the laws of the state. The information contained in this document contains identifying details about the firearm, the seller, and the buyer. It may be required as part of an application for a concealed weapons permit. As such, it requires notarization.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Any person who can legally own a weapon in Missouri may also sell the firearm.

Prohibited from Buying

An individual is prohibited from purchasing or owning a firearm if:[1]

  • Such person has been convicted of a felony under the laws of this state, or of a crime under the laws of any state or of the United States which, if committed within this state, would be a felony; or
  • Such person is a fugitive from justice, is habitually in an intoxicated or drugged condition, or is currently adjudged mentally incompetent.

Registering a Firearm

Any state or government agency is prohibited from establishing a firearm registry in Missouri.[2]

Concealed Carry

While concealed carry permits are available in Missouri, they are not required as long as the firearm owner is at least nineteen (19) years old and meets all state and federal criteria for owning a firearm.

How to Apply

A resident of Missouri has to be at least nineteen (19) years of age to apply for a concealed carry permit.

Step 1 – Complete a firearms safety training course.[3] 

Step 2 – Obtain and complete an application for a concealed carry license from the local sheriff’s office.

Step 3 – Attach a government-issued photo ID.

Step 4 – Attach proof of completion of the training course mentioned in Step 1.

Step 5 – Submit the application to the sheriff’s office local to the applicant’s residence or place of business.

Step 6 – Pay the appropriate filing fee.[4]

Step 7 – The sheriff will approve or deny the application within forty-five (45) days of receiving it.[5]


Missouri recognizes concealed carry permits from all U.S. states except for the following:[6] California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.


  1. MO Rev. Stat. § 571.070
  2. MO Rev. Stat § 571.500 
  3. MO Rev. Stat. § 571.111
  4. MO Rev. Stat. § 571.101
  5. MO Rev. Stat. § 571.101(5)(2)
  6. MO Rev. Stat. § 571.101