A Kentucky firearm bill of sale is a document that can be completed to provide proof of the sale of a deadly weapon. Kentucky is a state with pretty lenient gun laws; residents don’t need to register their weapons, there’s no background check before buying, and they don’t need to go out of their way to get a permit to acquire a handgun or long gun. Furthermore, all residents above the age of twenty-one (21) can concealed carry without a permit. Due to the fact that registration isn’t required, the bill of sale for a firearm is used only to prove that the transaction took place. It most likely won’t be needed after it’s been signed by both parties, but it should be drafted just in case.
- Firearm laws – Chapter 237 (Firearms and Destructive Devices)
- Background check required? No.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – KRS 237.110
In Kentucky, residents don’t have to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. If they choose to apply for a permit, called a Concealed Carry Deadly Weapons (CCDW) license, it’s usually because they want to ensure that they can continue to concealed carry out of state. The resident can complete an application for a CCDW at their local sheriff’s office and pay the sixty (60) dollar fee. $20 will be paid directly to the sheriff’s office while the remaining $40 should be in check or money order format made out to the Kentucky State Treasurer. The application must include a photograph of the applicant and a photocopy of their certification for completion of a firearms training course approved by the Department of Criminal Justice Training.