Virginia Firearm Bill of Sale
A Virginia firearm bill of sale is a document that verifies the legal transaction of a handgun in the state between a merchant and a person or two private entities. The parties will benefit from this form because it will supply identifiable details about the weapon and the transfer of proprietorship. It will also include information about the vendor and the purchaser's identities. The document needs to be notarized. 

Trading a Weapon in Private

There are no laws in Virginia that regulate the private transaction of privately held weapons. For any sales that take place at weapons exhibitions, however, sellers are required to undertake background investigation on purchasers. For all weapon transactions, licensed dealers must also undertake background investigations. A Class 4 felony is committed by anyone who sells a handgun to someone who is forbidden from owning one.

Banned from Purchasing

In the state of Virginia, anyone who fits any of the requirements outlined below is barred from acquiring a firearm:

  • VA Code § 18.2-308.1:1: Any individual discharged by grounds of derangement and confined to the custody of the Commissioner of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, under Chapter 11.1 (§ 19.2-182.2 et seq.) of Title 19.2, on a sentence of treason, any crime or any felony chargeable as delinquency. Open the above link to learn more

  • Purchasing, possessing, or transporting a weapon is illegal for anyone who has been adjudged (I) legitimately incapable following former 37.1-128.02 or former 37.1-134, (ii) psychologically defective under former 37.1-128.1 or former 37.1-132, or (iii) incapacitated under Section 20 (64.2-2000 et seq.) of Title 64.2.

  • VA Code § 19.2-308.1:3: It shall be illegal for any individual (i) unwillingly confined to an institution or ordered to compulsory outpatient treatment under § 19.2-169.2; (ii) unwillingly confined to an institution or ordered to compulsory outpatient treatment because of a commitment trial under Article 5 (§ 37.2-814 et seq.) Open the above link to learn more.

  • VA Code § 18.2-308.1:4: Any individual with a hidden handgun license shall be banned from carrying any hidden weapon and shall submit his license to the court entering the order, for the period of any protection order referred to within. Open the link above to learn more.

  • VA Code § 18.2-308.1:5: Any individual who, within a thirty-six-consecutive-month duration, has been sentenced for two delinquency crimes under subdivision B of former § 18.2-248.1:1, § 18.2-250 or 18.2-250.1 shall be incompetent to acquire or transport a gun.

  • VA Code § 18.2-308.1:6: It is illegal for any individual who is subject to an emergency substantial risk order or a large risk order entered under § 19.2-152.13 or 19.2-152.14 or an order given by a tribunal of a different state, the US or any of its territories. Any such individual with a hidden gun license is banned from carrying any hidden (concealed) weapon while the order is in effect and shall submit his license to the court entering the order under § 19.2-152.13 or 19.2-152.14.

  • VA Code § 18.2-308.2:01: B. It shall be illegal for any individual who is not a resident of the US and who is not legally present in the US to intentionally own or transport any handgun or to knowingly carry about his person, concealed from common inspection, any handgun.

Weapon Registration

Privately held weapons in Virginia are not required to be registered with the state.

Hidden (Concealed) Carry

Virginia law prohibits concealed carry without an authorized Concealed Weapon License (VA Code 18.2-308.01). (A).

How to Request a Concealed Carry

To request a Concealed Weapon License in Virginia, you must be not less than twenty-one years old or above.

Step 1: Fill out a Concealed Weapon License Request.

Step 2 – As mandated by VA Code 18.2-308.02, include evidence of firearms competency (B).

Step 3: Tender the request to the county clerk in the applicant's area.

Step 4: Pay out the necessary filing fees.

Step 5 – Within forty-five days after getting the permit application, the clerk will accept or reject it.


Virginia accepts the concealed carry license of all states that give them to its inhabitants, according to VA Code 18.2-308.014.