Arms trafficking; application for a licence

If you want to buy and sell firearms or ammunition, you need a firearms dealer's license to do so.

Description

Permission to trade in firearms or ammunition is granted by means of a firearms trade licence.

The firearms trading licence may be restricted to certain types of firearms and ammunition.

The licence expires if the licence holder has not commenced the activity within one year of the granting of the licence or has not carried it out for one year. The time limits may be extended for special reasons.

Prerequisites

The applicant must have the required reliability and personal suitability (cf. §§ 5 and 6 WaffG).

You must provide evidence of the required expertise. This does not apply if you do not manage the business, a branch or a dependent branch yourself.

The permit may be refused if you are not a German within the meaning of Article 116 of the Basic Law or if you have neither your habitual residence nor a commercial establishment within the area of application of this law.

Special notes

The holder of a licence shall notify the competent authority within two weeks of the commencement and cessation of operations and of the opening and closure of a branch or a dependent branch.

Required documents

  • Proof of reliability and personal suitability
  • Certificate of competence

Forms

Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

    Dieser Assistent unterstützt Sie bei der Erstellung eines formlosen Schreibens, wenn die zuständige Stelle kein Antragsformular zur Verfügung stellt.

Fees

    • Issuance of a firearms trading permit according to § 21 para. 1 WaffG: 100 to 2,700 Euro
    • Issuance of a deputy permit according to § 21a WaffG: 50 to 500 Euro
    • State specialist examination in accordance with § 22 Para. 1 WaffG: 100 to 250 Euro

Legal bases

Remedy

administrative claim

Status: 08.09.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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