Frequently Asked Questions
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Firearm Purchase Eligibility
What are the minimum eligibility requirements to purchase a firearm inside the State of Florida?
–be at least 21 years of age.
–possess a valid government-issued photo ID and provide proof of address.
–be a resident of the State of Florida for a handgun purchase.
–pay a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) transfer fee.
–complete an ATF Form 4473 and pass a Florida Dept of Law Enforcement background check.
I'm in the military but I'm not a resident of Florida; can I purchase a firearm in Florida?
Do I qualify for an exception to the FDLE background check requirement?
–for firearms brought in for warranty replacement or repairs if pickup by within one year by the same individual who brought in the firearm
–for a firearm rented for a single purpose and maintained on the premises of the rental agency (example: skeet shooting, plantation hunting, etc.)
–for firearms purchased by law enforcement agencies; however, individual law enforcement officers, correctional officers and probation officers must have a background record check conducted when purchasing a firearm
Is there a mandatory wait period for firearm transfers/purchases within the State of Florida?
Can Florida's mandatory wait period be exempted or waived?
What qualifies a person for an exemption to Florida's mandatory wait period?
–possesses a valid Florida concealed weapons permit.
–is a Law Enforcement/Corrections Officer or a US Service Member.
–is trading in a firearm.
–possesses a Hunter Safety Course certification and Hunting License.
What do I need to bring to my firearm transfer appointment?
–Government-issued photo ID
–Proof of residency or address (see acceptable documents FAQ)
–DoD ID and PCS Orders (Non-resident military)
–Credentials for discounted transfer fees
Which documents are acceptable for verification of address?
–valid Florida-issued ID
–valid Florida vehicle registration in your name
–lease agreement or purchase deed in your name
–municipal utility bill (water, sewer, waste) in your name
–Verification of Address Memorandum signed by first Officer in your CoC on organization letterhead
Store Policies & Programs
Do you charge a fee for storing transfer guns for extended periods?
Our secure storage space is limited. We will store your transfer, free of charge, for a reasonable amount of time. This is done on a case by case basis so please contact us with your concerns.