Selling and buying guns in Nevada is regulated by certain state laws, and they may differ from those applied in other US states. Find out whether you need to obtain a Nevada firearm bill of sale to conduct such transactions and whether the buyer must register a gun. Our full article about bills of sale might be of help as well.
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Actions that can be conducted with firearms in the State of Nevada are regulated by Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and federal gun laws. You can purchase a gun only if you are eligible for that.
No registration of a firearm is required in the state. You can possess a firearm without any permit. However, you must obtain a valid concealed carry permit in case you wish to carry a gun in such a manner. Such permits are issued by County Sheriffs. A possessor of a firearm is not allowed to carry it in prohibited places even with a valid permit.
It is possible to purchase a firearm from a licensed gun dealer. In this case, the purchaser is required to complete the ATF Form 4473, which is needed for a NICS background check. In case the application is approved, the deal can be completed. No permit is required to buy a gun. No bill of sale template is needed in this case.
You can also purchase a firearm from a person residing in Nevada as well. Unlike in many other states, it is required in Nevada to run a background check even for private transactions. To do that, both the seller and the buyer need to meet at a licensed dealer’s shop. The dealer will run the check. This procedure may be charged by the dealer. It is recommended to use a bill of sale form to prove the ownership transfer. Find a free template of this document on our site. It is convenient to get it in PDF printable format.
|Registration of a Firearm
|Permit to Purchase
|Concealed Weapons Permit Fee
|$100.25 ($65.25 if renewal)
|Background Check for Private Sales
|Who Can Carry a Firearm?
|Nevada Revised Statutes, Section 202.2535
You must be a licensed dealer to sell firearms regularly. As a private person, you can conduct a single transaction without any permission. Make sure to use a bill of sale for the transaction because it will protect you against possible charges due to the illegal use of the firearm by the buyer.
You can learn more about the specifics of transactions involving firearms – read our guide.
The instructions below are based on our custom-made Nevada firearm bill of sale form. We strongly advise using the local official form if possible.
Step 1: Indicate the bill of sale creation date.
Step 2: Provide the details of each party (buyer and seller):
Step 3: Fill out the details concerning the gun you’re selling:
Step 4: Pick the way the buyer will pay for the firearm and for what amount.
Enter the sale date and state the overall sum that has to be paid for the gun. Next, pick one sale method:
Following that, choose one payment method:
Step 5: Look at miscellaneous terms.
The “as-is” part states that the gun owner provides no warranty and is not liable for repairs after the transaction.
Step 6: Now, the filled out bill of sale has to be signed.
For most states, the signature of the buyer is not necessary. Yet, it’s recommended to have the form signed by each party. Just to be on the safe side, the parties can find a person who will witness the transaction and sign the document too.
Step 7: Use the help of a notary public
Notarization is normally not necessary, but it is a solid option to add one more level of legal protection to the deal. Both parties should also get a duplicate or a copy of a bill of sale to keep it in their records in order to avoid possible legal issues.