If I purchase a handgun from a private person, do I have to complete a transfer form?

Published 04/17/2013 11:54 AM   |    Updated 12/21/2015 11:28 AM
If I purchase a handgun from a private person, do I have to complete a transfer form?
No. Indiana does not require the completion of a form for a private purchase nor do you have to route the transfer through a dealer. Recommend reviewing statutes in IC 35-47-2.5 which is the chapter regulating the sale of handguns in regards to a private sale or purchase. The department also recommends exchanging receipts to document the transfer.  For more information on this topic visit ISP Firearms Licensing or contact us at FirearmsQuestions@isp.IN.gov
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