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Nevada Gun Bill of Sale Form

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Nevada Gun Bill of Sale Form

Updated December 12, 2023

A Nevada gun bill of sale is a document that provides information about the sale of a firearm in the State of Nevada. Completion of this form offers added protection that the firearm legally changed ownership. It provides identifying details about the seller, the buyer, and the firearm itself. Notarization of this document is not required but is strongly recommended.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

An unlicensed private seller of a firearm is still required to utilize a licensed dealer to run a background check on any potential firearm buyers.[1]

Prohibited from Buying

An individual is prohibited from buying or owning a firearm in Nevada if that person:[2] 

  • Has been convicted of a crime of battery, domestic violence, or a crime in any jurisdiction that prohibits similar conduct committed upon or against: the spouse or the former spouse of the person; any other person with whom the person has had or is having a dating relationship;[3] any other person with whom the person has a child in common; the parent or the person; or the child of the person or a child for whom the person is a legal guardian.[4]
  • Has been convicted of a felony in this State or any other state, or in any political subdivision thereof, or of a felony in violation of the laws of the United States of America, unless the person has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his or her right to bear arms;
  • Has been convicted of a stalking-related violation or a law of any other state that prohibits the same or substantially similar conduct.[5]
  • Is currently subject to:
    • An extended order for protection against domestic violence which includes a statement that the adverse party is prohibited from possessing or having under his or her custody or control any firearm while the order is in effect,[6] with some exceptions;[7] or
    • An equivalent order in any other state;
  • Is a fugitive from justice;
  • Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance; or
  • Is otherwise prohibited by federal law from having a firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control.

Registering a Firearm

Nevada does not have a law requiring the registration of firearms with the state or any other government agency in Nevada.

Concealed Carry

In order to carry a concealed weapon in Nevada, a person has to have a Concealed Firearm Permit issued by their local sheriff’s department.

How to Apply

An individual has to be at least twenty-one (21) years old, or eighteen (18) if they are an active or honorably discharged service member, to apply for a Concealed Firearm Permit in Nevada.

Step 1 – Complete a firearm safety training course.[8]

Step 2 – Obtain an application for a Concealed Firearm Permit from the applicant’s local sheriff’s department.

Step 3 – Complete and submit the application to the sheriff’s office with all required appended documents.

Step 4 – Submit fingerprints to the sheriff’s office or its processing agent.

Step 5 – Have a color photo taken by the sheriff’s office or its processing agent.

Step 6 – Pay the applicable filing fee.


Nevada does not recognize concealed carry permits from the following U.S. states:[9][10] Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.


  1. NRS § 202.2547
  2. NRS § 202.360
  3. NRS § 33.018
  4. NRS § 200.485
  5. NRS § 200.575
  6. NRS § 33.017-33.100
  7. NRS § 33.031
  8. NRS § 202.3657(3)(c)
  9. NRS § 202.3688
  10. Nevada Department of Public Safety: Final State List