A Vermont firearm bill of sale is a record of a firearm transaction between a private seller and a buyer. Since 2017, all private sales must be concluded at the place of business of a licensed dealer. The dealer is required to perform a background check and keep a record of the transaction. Pursuant to 13 V.S.A. § 4019(c)(1) and 13 V.S.A. § 4006, the dealer must record the date of the transaction, the make, model, caliber, and manufacturer’s number of the firearm, and the name, address, birthplace, occupation, age, height, weight, eye color, and hair color of the buyer. The buyer and seller may wish to keep the bill of sale for their records by asking the dealer to make copies. A licensed dealer will most likely charge a fee for completing the firearm transfer.
- Firearm laws – Title 13, Chapter 85
- Background check required? Yes, since the private sale of a firearm must be conducted through a licensed dealer, the dealer will perform a background check on the buyer (13 V.S.A. § 4019(c)(1)).
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – None.
Vermont is a constitutional/permitless carry state and does not issue concealed carry permits. Unless a person is carrying with the intent to harm (13 V.S.A. § 4003), Vermont residents twenty-one (21) years of age or older may carry a concealed or open firearm anywhere within the state.