What you need
In order to purchase/transfer a firearm, the following items are required. Failure to bring these documents to your appointment will result in delays, or may cause your appointment to be rescheduled.
#1 Firearm Safety Certificate
You must possess the certificate or pass a California Department of Justice written test on firearm safety. If you don’t have the certificate, you can take the test on the day of your appointment. The cost for the test is $25.00. Click below to access the official study guide.
#2 Driver’s License
A valid California driver’s license with your current address. If the address on your driver’s license is not current, you must bring an additional government issued document with the updated address.
Acceptable documents include:
(A) DMV vehicle registration or printout
(B) Concealed weapons permit
(C) City/county issued government utility bill
(D) Hunting/Fishing license
Documents that are NOT acceptable include:
Social Security Cards
Cell Phone Bills
If your driver’s license says “Federal Limits Apply” like the example above, you must bring a valid United States Passport or a certified copy of your birth certificate. Photocopies are NOT acceptable.
#3 California Residency Verification (Handguns only)
The Department of Justice requires verification of California residency. Click the link below to see what documents are acceptable: