Regulations: DROS Entry System

Revising the existing regulations will provide better guidance to firearms dealers on how to enter data into the DES to reduce the number of incomplete Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) transactions, and to ensure the accurate submission of information. The regulations will also describe the consequences to dealers for not completing DROS transactions. Further, the regulations will provide clear direction on special circumstances that arise when capturing a purchaser’s right thumbprint for a background check.

Additionally, existing DES regulations are not applicable to ammunition vendors. However, ammunition vendors will be required to use the DES to process ammunition purchases, sales and transfers commencing July 1, 2019 as prescribed by Penal Code sections 30352 and 30370.

Sections Affected
California Code of Regulations, Title 11, Division 5, Chapter 8
Sections: 4200, 4210, 4220, 4230, 4240

Status of the Proposal
This rulemaking is complete.

On May 29, 2019 the Office of Administrative Law approved the Department of Justice’s regulations regarding the DROS Entry System (DES) and filed them with the Secretary of State. This regulation becomes effective on July 1, 2019.

45-Day Comment Period Documentation

Final Rulemaking Documents

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