New to California?
Dont forget to complete a new resident report!
If you have recently moved to CA along with changing your DMV information you should report your out-of-state firearms. Doing so allows you to insure your guns comply with CA state law. You must report within 60 days of bringing a firearm into the state of California and becoming a resident.
To do this see instuctions below:
New Resident Report of Firearm Ownership Submission Requirements
Pursuant to Penal Code section 28230, subdivision (a)(3), you must submit this application along with a $19.00 processing fee (check or money order made payable to the Department of Justice) to:
Department of Justice
Bureau of Firearms
P.O. Box 820200
Sacramento, CA 94203-0200
Please note, incomplete applications or applications submitted without the proper fees will be returned without processing. If reporting more than three firearms, attach additional copies of this form as needed. A firearms eligibility check will be conducted to determine whether you are lawfully eligible to possess firearms. Once approved, you will receive a confirmation notice of your New Resident Report of Firearm Ownership.
This form may not be used to report ownership of assault weapons defined in Penal Code sections 30510 through 30530. It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if the firearm being reported is an assault weapon. A list of assault weapons is available on the Bureau of Firearms website at www.oag.ca.gov/firearms.
Please be advised that if you are completing this form to comply with Penal Code section 27560 (a), this form must be completed within 60 days of bringing a firearm into the state of California and becoming a resident. (Pen. Code, § 17000 subd. (a)(6).)
Part A. Owner Information
Enter the information as requested. Only one applicant per form. If you are using a military number for identification, you must include a copy of your permanent duty station orders indicating you are stationed in California.
Part B. Firearm Information
For each firearm, you must provide the identification information requested. Please refer to your firearm owner's manual, the firearm manufacturer's website, or the examples below to assist you in providing the required information:
• Firearm Type: Handgun, Rifle, or Shotgun
• Category: Bolt Action, Lever Action, Pump Action, Revolver, Semi-Automatic, or Single Shot
• Serial Number Usually located on the frame of a handgun, or the receiver of a long gun. May be all numeric
or a combination of alpha and numeric characters. (e.g., 98765, US54321G)
• Make = The manufacturer of the firearm. (e.g., Remington, Winchester, Glock, Smith & Wesson)
• Model = The model name of the firearm. (e.g., 870 Express, Model 70, 17C, 29-10)
• Caliber = The caliber of the firearm. (e.g., 12 gauge, .308 Winchester, 9 mm, .44 Magnum)
• Firearm Origin = The country of origin of the firearm. (e.g., United States, Russia, China, Italy)
• Barrel Length = Enter the barrel length as stated either in your owner's manual, manufacturer's website, or
measure the barrel length by closing the action of the firearm and inserting a wooden dowel down the barrel until it stops. Mark the dowel with a pen at the muzzle. Remove the dowel and measure the distance between the inserted end of the dowel and the pen mark.