Regulations: Ammunition Purchases or Transfers

Proposition 63 (The Safety for All Act of 2016) and Senate Bill (SB) 1235 (2016) are newly enacted laws that regulate the sale or transfer of ammunition in California as of July 1, 2019. The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to adopt sections 4300–4309, of Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 11, of the California Code of Regulations. These regulations will explain the process that must be followed to purchase or transfer ammunition, what to do if an attempted purchase or transfer is denied, and will clarify what is needed to be exempt from certain parts of the process. In brief, these regulations will provide the public and ammunition vendors with directives that will guide both in the ammunition sale and transfer process. These processes will allow the Department to determine if an individual is lawfully eligible to possess ammunition.

Sections Affected
California Code of Regulations, Title 11, DIvision 5, Chapter 11
Sections: 4300, 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4308, 4309

Status of the Proposal
This rulemaking is complete.

On June 24, 2019 the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice’s regulations regarding ammunition purchases or transfers and filed them with the Secretary of State. The statutes implemented by these regulations become operative on July 1, 2019.

45-Day Comment Period Documents

15-Day Comment Period Documents

Final Rulemaking Documents

Anyone submitting a comment regarding a proposed action has the right to request a copy of the final statement of reasons

NOTE: This webpage will be deleted 12 months after the rulemaking is completed and the regulation is filed with the Secretary of State.