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  • General
    • An asterisk (*) preceding the field label means the field is required
    • All date fields must be entered as mm/dd/yyyy. Format Example: 01/01/1999
    • 500 characters are allowed in comment fields, including spaces
    • If using a HSC or FSC exemption listed in Penal Code 31700, enter 999999 in the HSC or FSC Number field. Include a comment stating what exemption you are using and upload documentation to support your exemption status (i.e. copy of CCW card, Military ID card, etc.)
  • If you are using your Military ID as your ID Type, please note:
    • If your Military ID Number is 9 digits in length, select "MILITARY ID CARD" for the ID Type
    • If your Military ID Number is 10 digits in length, select "DEPT OF DEFENSE ID" for the ID Type
  • Reporting Forms
    • Enter at least one phone number, including area code. Format Example: 9999999999
    • File types accepted for File Upload: PDF, gif, jpg or png
    • The maximum file size accepted for upload is 10MB
    • The browser will not preserve the file location information for your image uploads if something prevents successful submission of the reporting form. This means that if you submit the report to Preview and then select Edit, or if an error condition is reported on the page, you will need to select your image uploads again.
    • If the caliber of your firearm is not listed, choose the next closest caliber and enter the actual caliber in the comments
    • The serial number must be re-typed into the Re-Enter Serial Number field; copy and pasting of the serial number is not allowed
    • See notation regarding HSC/FSC above
    • See notation regarding use of Military ID above
  • Proof of Residency Documentation (for joint Assault Weapon Registration Assembly Bill 1135/Senate Bill 880)
    • Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) Permit
    • Curio and Relic (C & R) Federal firearm license with name and address
    • Utility Bill: Cable, electricity, garbage, gas, pipeline, propane, alarm/security or water bill with purchaser’s name on it within the last 3 months
    • Military permanent duty station orders indicating assignment within California; Active duty military spouse ID is not acceptable
    • Property Deed: Valid deed or deed of trust for the individual’s property or a certificate of title
    • Resident Hunting License
    • Signed and dated rental agreement/contract or residential lease
    • Trailer certification of title
    • DMV Vehicle Registration
    • Certificate of Eligibility (COE) Letter
  • Fee Information
    • The CRIS submission fee for the following firearm reports is $19 per transaction: New Resident Firearm Ownership Report, Firearm Ownership Report, Report of Operation of law, Report of Intra-Familial, Curio or Relic Firearm Report and Collector In-State Acquisition of Curio or Relic Long Gun Report. The term "transaction" means a single submission of any number or any combination of the aforementioned firearm reports. Multiple Firearms reports can be queued and paid for in a single transaction.
    • The CRIS submission fee for the Law Enforcement Gun Release (LEGR) Application is $20 for the first firearm reported and $3 for each subsequent firearm reported per transaction. Any firearm determined to be stolen pursuant to 33855, subdivision (b), by a law enforcement agency or court, will be subject to an exemption waving the required fees. However, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide proper documentation to the Department to qualify for this fee waiver exemption.
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Report of Operation of Law Privacy Notice, as required by Civil Code § 1798.17

Collection and Use of Personal Information: The Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Firearms in the Department of Justice collects the information on this form pursuant to Penal Code section 27920. The Bureau of Firearms uses this information to record firearm ownership. In addition, any personal information collected by state agencies is subject to the limitations in the Information Practices Act and state policy. The Department of Justice's general privacy policy is available at

Providing Personal Information: All personal information on this form is mandatory. Failure to provide the mandatory personal information will result in your reporting form not being processed.

Access to Your Information: You may review the records maintained by the Division of Law Enforcement, Bureau of Firearms in the Department of Justice that contain your personal information, as permitted by the Information Practices Act. See below for contact information.

Possible Disclosure of Personal Information: In order to conduct a firearms eligibility check, we may need to share the information you provide us with any Bureau of Firearms representative or any other person designated by the Attorney General upon request. The information you provide may also be disclosed in the following circumstances:

  • With other persons or agencies when necessary to perform their legal duties, and their use of your information is compatible and complies with state law, such as for investigations, licensing, certification, or regulatory purposes;
  • To another government agency as required by state or federal law

Contact Information: For questions about this notice or access to your records, you may contact the Staff Services Analyst in the Customer Support Center at (916) 227-7527, via email, or by mail at P.O. Box 820200 Sacramento, CA 94203-0200.

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Firearm Information

  • When a firearm is in law enforcement custody, a Law Enforcement Gun Release Application (LEGR) must be submitted to regain custody of the firearm. Please complete the LEGR after you submit this ownership report.

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