North Carolina Firearm Bill of Sale Form

Last updated March 9th, 2022

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A North Carolina firearm bill of sale is a receipt for the private purchase of a gun that is executed by the buyer and the seller. Once it has been filled out, the document includes the purchase price, serial number, make, model, and caliber/gauge of the firearm, as well as the contact information for each party. To privately purchase a firearm in the state, the buyer must be over eighteen (18) years old and present a North Carolina driver’s license or state I.D. to the seller. When buying a handgun, a pistol purchase or a concealed handgun permit must also be presented. These permits are obtained from the county sheriff in the buyer’s place of residence and require a background check.

Conceal Carry Laws

Statute – Article 54B (Concealed Handgun Permit)

North Carolina only allows individuals to carry concealed pistols and handguns if they have a valid concealed carry permit. All concealed carry licenses issued by other states are also accepted. To obtain a North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) permit (sometimes called a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP)), residents will need to apply at their county sheriff’s office by following the steps below.

  1. Complete a mandatory eight (8) hour certified handgun training course prior to application.
  2. Fulfill the CCH eligibility criteria:
    • Be a U.S. citizen
    • Be a North Carolina resident for at least thirty (30) days
    • Be at least twenty-one (21) years old
    • Does not suffer from an impairment that prevents the safe handling of a firearm
    • Has never been dishonorably discharged from armed forces
    • Not be a convicted felon
    • Not be convicted of impaired driving within three (3) years
  3. Go to their county sheriff’s office and submit the following paperwork:
    • North Carolina driver’s license or state I.D.
    • Certificate of completion for firearms training
    • Completed CCH application form, signed under oath (form will be provided by the sheriff)
    • Completed Concealed Handgun Permit Release Form
  4. Have their fingerprints recorded by the sheriff.
  5. Pay the permit and fingerprinting fees.