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Firearms Transfers

Please read the following instructions to get started with your firearms transfer.

1.  Purchase your firearm and have it shipped to us at DCSA (ask us about savings using our partner store NOVA Armory). Please have seller email us at contactus@dcsallc.com for a copy of our FFL. They will need to provide a copy of their FFL as well if this is a non-private sale.

2.  Once Firearm is received an associate at DCSA will contact you to schedule an appointment to initiate the transfer process.  At your DCSA appointment the process will entail:
 

   a.  Paying $120 transfer fee per firearm. This is paid in 2 installments.  Half when you schedule the initial appointment to initiate transfer process and the other half when you schedule the pick-up appointment. 

   b.  Providing photo identification, proof of residency in the District of Columbia (e.g., a valid DC operator’s permit, DC vehicle registration card, the deed to your home, or other government issued document showing DC residency).

   c.  Complete phase 1 of your Federal Firearms Transaction Record (ATF-4473)

   d.  Completion of a National Instant Criminal Background Check (FBI Background Check)

   e.  Complete MPD Statement of Eligibility 

   f.  Complete MPD Application for Firearms Registration Certificate 

3.  Next you will be directed to MPD to complete the Firearms Registration Process. The following will be required:
 

   a.  Make an appointment with MPD

   b.  Show proof that you met the requirement for Firearm Safety Training Course

   c.  Provide 1 form of photo identification (if born outside the U.S. also bring valid passport)

   d.   Provide 2 proofs of residency in the District of Columbia (e.g., a valid DC operator’s permit, DC vehicle registration card, lease  agreement for a residence in the District, the deed to your home, or other legal document showing DC residency)

   e.  Application for Firearms Registration Certificate 

   f.  Statement of Eligibility  

   g.  Firearm sales receipt (or document proving ownership)

   h.  Pay $48 ($13 for application for registration and $35 for Fingerprinting Services)

 

Please contact the MPD Firearms Registration Branch if you have any additional questions on firearm registration:

MPD Service Contact: Firearms Registration Branch

Address: 300 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Contact Phone: (202) 671-6705

 

4.  Complete the Firearm Transfer process.  With your firearm registered, DCSA will collect your registration documents for our records.  Once this information is received, we will contact you to schedule your close-out appointment to complete the transfer process.  Here you will pay the second portion of the transfer fee.  At this appointment you will:

   a.  Complete phase 2 (final) of your Federal Firearms Transaction Record (ATF-4473) providing final signatures accepting firearm*

   b.  Receive your firearm registration certificate and any pertinent document from MPD

   c.  Take possession of your firearm

*Please note a second National Instant Criminal Background Check (FBI Background Check) is required if MPD approval is not received within 30 days of initial appointment/screening. There is no charge for this second background check.

  • Storage Fees: All firearms in District of Columbia Security Associates’ possession for thirty (30) days or longer after initial contact has been attempted are subject to a monthly storage fee of $30 per month unless otherwise agreed upon by a District of Columbia Security Associates agent. All transfer fees/storage fees must be paid before the release or transfer of said firearm from District of Columbia Security Associates.

 

  • Abandoned Inbound Transfers: Firearms transferred to District of Columbia Security Associates are considered abandoned if the transfer process is not initiated within 120 days from when the firearm is received.   

FOR PERSON TO PERSON TRANSFER TRANSACTIONS SEE FAQs 

Purchase Firearm & Ship To DCSA

Initiate DCSA Transfer Process

Complete MPD Firearm Registration Process

Complete DCSA Transfer Process

Please review the above steps PRIOR to booking an appointment to come in.