Documents You Need To Purchase a Firearm

 To purchase a firearm, you will need both:

  • Valid California Driver's License/valid California ID
  • Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC)

And one of the following:

  • Rental or lease agreement
  • Automobile registration
  • Utility bill within the last 3 months
  • Property deed
  • Signed, dated, and notarized rental agreement or contract

How To Get Your Firearm Safety Certificate (FSC)

To obtain an FSC, you will need to study for a 30-question test. You can take the test and receive your certificate at any store that sells firearms. The test has a $25 fee and the certificate is good for 5 years.


Here is the study guide for the FSC:

https://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/forms/hscsg.pdf