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Proof of Residency

Under Bureau of Firearms policy and in regulations, firearms dealers may accept any of the following:

  • Utility bill reflecting services to a fixed place of residence.  The utility bill must bear on its face both of the following:
    1. The name of the transferee.
    2. Either the residential address declared on the DROS form or the address as it appears on the transferee's identification.
  • Residential lease that bears both of the following:
    1. The name of the transferee.
    2. Either the residential address declared by the transferee on the DROS form, or the address as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
  • Property deed the bears both of the following:
    1. The name of the transferee
    2. Either the residential address declared by the transferee on the DROS form, or the address as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
  • Government-issued (city, county, special district, state or federal) documentation that has all of the following - - This does not include a drivers license or DMV-issued ID card:
    1. The name of the transferee as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID.
    2. The name of the transferee as the transferee declares on the DROS form.
    3. The residential address of the transferee as it appears on the transferee's CDL or CID or the address update attachment to the driver's license/identification card.
    4. The residential address of the transferee as the transferee declares on the DROS form.
  • Examples of acceptable proof of residency pursuant to newly-proposed regulations:
    1. DMV registrations are NOW acceptable.
    2. Electricity, gas, cable bill from within the last 3 months.
    3. Signed and dated rental agreement/contract.
  • Examples of documents that are NOT acceptable proof of residency:
    1. Hunting or fishing license (these documents are not issued by the government).
    2. Cellular phone bill.
    3. Passport.
    4. Pay stub.

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