Private Party Sales – Concealed Firearm Permit Verification & Serial Number Check

H.B. 226 Sale of a Firearm Amendments became effective on July 1st, 2023. In compliance with Utah law 76-10-526.1. Information check before private sale of firearm, the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) has created a system that allows individuals who are selling a firearm to verify if an individual’s Utah concealed firearm permit is valid and/or for individuals who are purchasing a firearm to verify the firearm is not stolen by conducting a search of the serial number.

Using this system is simple however you cannot check a concealed firearm permit and serial number in the same search. Only one (1) check can be made at a time.

Important Information

  • This system is NOT to be used by Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealers
  • An individual is NOT required to use this system to buy or sell a firearm
  • An individual is NOT required to report if a serial number is reported as stolen to a law enforcement agency
  • An individual who chooses not to use this system cannot have it be used as evidence of the individual’s negligence in a civil cause of action
  • BCI is required to immediately delete all information related to the request
  • BCI cannot provide information related to a request to a law enforcement agency
  • BCI cannot collect a user’s personally identifiable information

BCI Website

CFP Results Example

Per Utah Statute 76-10-526.1, this service allows you to check the validity of a Utah Concealed Firearm Permit for purposes of a private firearm transfer. To ensure accuracy, please be sure to enter the correct permit number. The permit number can be found on the top right of the permit card and starts with either a C, J, or Q.

Serial Number Results Example

To check whether a firearm has been reported stolen to law enforcement, please enter the complete serial number below. Leave out any hyphens or spaces. Keep in mind that different manufacturers can use the same serial number, so a “possibly reported stolen” response does not always mean that the firearm in question is a match to the stolen firearm.

If you have any questions, please contact us.