New Mexico Firearm Bill of Sale Form

Last updated August 4th, 2022

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A New Mexico firearm bill of sale is a document that relays the details of a private firearm transaction and acts as proof of purchase once signed by buyer and seller. Notarization is recommended but not legally required. In accordance with § 30-7-7.1, unlicensed vendors must arrange a background check through a licensed dealer for their buyers before transferring firearms. However, a background check isn’t required when a firearm is transferred between immediate family members, law enforcement, or when transferring antique firearms.

Concealed Carry Laws

Statute§ 30-7-2.2(A)(5)

In New Mexico, residents are required to have a state license to carry a concealed handgun legally. The minimum age to obtain a Carrying a Concealed Weapon (CCW) license is twenty-one (21) years of age. To obtain a license, residents will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a certified gun safety course.
  2. Get fingerprinted at their county police or sheriff’s department.
  3. Put together the following paperwork:
  4. Submit application, supporting documents, and fee to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) by appointment or by mail, sent to the address below.

NM Department of Public Safety
SID/Concealed Carry Unit
6301 Indian School Rd. NE Suite 310
Albuquerque, NM 87110