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Utah Firearm Bill of Sale Form

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Utah Firearm Bill of Sale Form

Updated September 14, 2023

A Utah firearm bill of sale is a document that provides legal proof of the sale and purchase of a firearm in the State of Utah. It includes important information regarding the change of ownership, identifiable information about the firearm being sold, and details pertaining to the seller and the buyer. In order to become lawfully valid, the document must be notarized.

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Privately Selling a Firearm

Utah does not have laws regulating the private sale of a firearm as long as all parties involved are legally permitted to own and purchase a firearm.

Prohibited from Buying

Utah has two levels of firearm ownership prohibition:[1]

  • A Category I restricted person is a person who:
    • has been convicted of any crime defined by state law as a violent felony;[2]
    • is on probation or parole for any felony;
    • is on parole from secure care;
    • within the last 10 years has been adjudicated by a juvenile court for an offense which if committed by an adult would have been a violent felony;
    • is an alien who is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or
    • is on probation for a conviction of possessing a Schedule I or II controlled substance or a controlled substance analog.
  • A Category II restricted person is a person who:
    • has been convicted of any felony;
    • within the last seven years has been adjudicated delinquent for an offense which if committed by an adult would have been a felony;
    • is an unlawful user of a controlled substance;
    • is in possession of a dangerous weapon and is knowingly and intentionally in unlawful possession of a Schedule I or II controlled substance;
    • has been found not guilty by reason of insanity for a felony offense;
    • has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a felony offense;
    • has been adjudicated as mentally defective or has been committed to a mental institution;
    • has been dishonorably discharged from the armed forces;
    • has renounced the individual’s citizenship after having been a citizen of the United States;
    • is a respondent or defendant subject to a protective order or child protective order that is issued after a hearing for which the respondent or defendant received actual notice and at which the respondent or defendant has an opportunity to participate, that restrains the respondent or defendant from harassing, stalking, threatening, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner or a child of the intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the intimate partner or child, and that:
      • includes a finding that the respondent or defendant represents a credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or the child of the individual; or
      • explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm against an intimate partner or the child of an intimate partner; or
    • has been convicted of the commission or attempted commission of misdemeanor assault or aggravated assault against a current or former spouse, parent, guardian, individual with whom the restricted person shares a child in common, individual who is cohabitating or has cohabitated with the restricted person as a spouse, parent, or guardian, or against an individual similarly situated to a spouse, parent, or guardian of the restricted person.

Registering a Firearm

The state of Utah does not have any laws requiring private firearm owners to formally register their weapons.

Concealed Carry

Utah residents are required to possess a Concealed Firearm Permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in the state.

How to Apply

A person has to be at least twenty-one (21) years of age or older in order to apply for a Concealed Firearm Permit.[3]

Step 1 – Complete an Application for Concealed Firearm Permit.

Step 2 – Attach the following to the application:

  • A photocopy of the applicant’s state-issued Driver’s License or ID;
  • A Weapon Familiarity Certification;
  • One complete fingerprint card; and
  • One recent color passport-style photograph.

Step 3 – Submit the complete application by mail or in-person to the Bureau of Criminal Identification, 3888 West 5400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84129.

Step 4 – Pay the $53.25 filing fee.[4]

Reciprocity

Utah recognizes the concealed carry licenses of any U.S. state that issues one to its residents.[5]

Sources

  1. UT Code § 76-10-503
  2. UT Code § 76-3-203.5(c)
  3. UT Code § 53-5-704(1)(a)
  4. Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification Permit Application Instructions
  5. UT Code § 76-10-523(3)(a)