Weapons; notification of the acquisition of a weapon requiring a permit

If you acquire a firearm requiring a permit or give it to someone else, you must notify the competent authority within two weeks.



  • When acquiring a weapon: acquisition authorization (weapons ownership card [with previous entry, if applicable] or hunting license).
  • When transferring a weapon: Acquisition authorization of the recipient


The acquisition or transfer, as well as the processing by reconstruction or replacement of a significant part must be reported within two weeks to the competent district administrative authority.

Processing time

  • In the case of personal appearance: as a rule, entry or removal takes place on the day of the personal appearance, if all the required documents have been submitted.
  • in case of postal transmission of the notification: approx. 7 working days

Required documents

  • Weapons possession card

  • Weapons certificate or firearms certificate

    (if the firearm is purchased from a dealer, please also enclose a copy of the firearm certificate or firearm letter with the application)


  • If necessary, fees may be charged for the registration of a weapon in the weapons possession card or the discharge of a weapon from the weapons possession card.

    Registration: 15.00 EUR for the first weapon plus 7.50 EUR for each additional weapon.

    Deregistration: 10 EUR for the first weapon plus 7.50 EUR for each additional weapon.


Administrative court proceedings; information

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