Updated on March 9th, 2022
A Wisconsin firearm bill of sale is a document that enables the buyer and seller of a firearm to record all the details of the transfer. Whether the buyer is purchasing the firearm, or the seller has agreed to a trade, the make model, caliber and serial number of the firearm(s) in question should be included in the form. The purchase price or trade items must be supplied as well. The buyer and seller will enter their personal information on the bill of sale and will sign the document declaring that they are not prohibited by law from possessing firearms. This is not a state-mandated document, but the parties may wish to complete a bill of sale to keep for their records.
- Firearm laws – Chapter 941, Subchapter III
- Background check required? No.
- Permit required to purchase? No.
Concealed Carry Laws
Statute – § 175.60 and § 941.23
Wisconsin residents ages twenty-one (21) and older may carry a concealed weapon if they have received a valid concealed carry license issued by the state. Wisconsin is a shall-issue state; any applicant who is not prohibited from possessing a firearm in accordance with § 175.60(3) will be issued a license to carry a concealed weapon. Open carry is legal without a permit for any individual eighteen (18) years of age or older who is not prohibited from possessing a weapon in accordance with § 941.29(1m). To obtain a Wisconsin Concealed Carry weapon license, residents must complete the online application administered by the Wisconsin Department of Justice. Applicants will receive a license as long as they meet the following criteria:
- Applicant is at least 21 years of age.
- Applicant is not prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal or state law.
- Applicant is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a firearm.
- Applicant is a Wisconsin resident as indicated by a current and valid Wisconsin driver’s license or identification card or is active military stationed in Wisconsin.
- Applicant can provide adequate proof of training as required by law.