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New Jersey Firearm Bill of Sale Form

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The New Jersey Firearm Bill of Sale is a legal document that will provide information with regard to the seller and buyer of a firearm in the State of New Jersey. This form will also provide identifying information with regard to the firearm. This form must be notarized. If the form is being used as a part of a process to acquire a CCW license, it may be used as proof of change of ownership for application for license. If the parties will not apply for a CCW license, then this form may simply be retained for record keeping and added protection to both the seller and buyer of the firearm.

Register a Firearm in New Jersey

According to the following New Jersey state statutes,

  • N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:58-2a(6), 2b, 2d
  • N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:58-2b
  • N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:58-3h
  • N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:58-2e

The state of New Jersey does not require firearm owners to register any weapons. This being stated all firearms dealers are required by law keep a register of every handgun transferred, to record detailed transaction information in the register. The register will be retained by the dealer and made available at any and all reasonable hours, for inspection by any law enforcement officer who has made a reasonable request. Copies of the register must be delivered within five days of the sale, to local law enforcement or the county clerk. As well, delivery must be made to the New Jersey State Police (NJSP).

Additionally, prior to the time a handgun permittee receives a handgun, the individual must deliver the permit to the seller, and the seller must enter all of the required information on the permit form. The seller must keep a copy as a permanent record, and then deliver the completed permit (or copies of said permit) to a local law enforcement agency and NJSP within five days of the date of the actual sale.

New Jersey law will not provide for any registry of long-gun purchasers or owners.

How to Write

Step 1 – Seller and Buyer Information :

  • The Seller –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Name
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Physical Address
  • City
  • State

Step 2 – Firearm Details – Seller must enter the following information:

  • Make
  • Type/Model
  • Caliber
  • Serial Number

Step 3 – Trade/Purchase Price – Check any boxes that apply:

  • Check if the seller would prefer only monetary payment – Enter the worded dollar amount
  • Enter the dollar amount in numbers
  • Provide a specified date in which full payment will be made to the seller, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Select a date in which the date of the form will be known as, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Should it be agreed that payment will be made at a later date, enter the date, in mm/dd/yyyy format
  • Other – If different decisions and arrangements have been decided between the parties, enter a brief description of the agreement
  • Check this box if the firearm is to be a gift
  • Select this box only if this will be an even trade between the parties and then briefly describe the trade conditions

Step 4 – Buyer’s Disclosure – The buyer must carefully read the statements. Once complete and if in agreement, buyer must provide their signature in agreement

Step 5 – Seller’s Disclosure – The seller must read the statements provided. If in agreement, provide seller’s signature

Step 6 – Signatures – If all parties are before a notary, each party must provide the following information

  • Date the signatures in dd/mm/yyyy format at the top of this section
  • The Seller –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • The Buyer –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • AND
  • Witness 1 – 
  • Signature
  • Printed Name
  • Witness 2 –
  • Signature
  • Printed Name

Step 7 –  Notarization – After witnessing all signatures, the notary public shall complete the rest of the document and affix their state seal

  • Provide copies of the document to all signatories
  • Give the original copy to the buyer

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