- Effective July 1, 2019, persons seeking to purchase or transfer ammunition will have to undergo an eligibility check.
There are three types of ammunition eligibility checks that consist of different criteria:
- Certificate of Eligibility Verification Check (Fee: $1) – You may use this eligibility check if you have a current Certificate of Eligibility.
- Standard Ammunition Eligibility Check (Fee: $1) – You may use this eligibility check if your information matches an entry in the Automated Firearms System (AFS) (name, date of birth, address on record, and driver license or other government identification) and you do not fall within a class of persons who are prohibited from owning or possessing ammunition.
- Basic Ammunition Eligibility Check (Fee: $19) – You may use this eligibility check if you do not have a current Certificate of Eligibility, or if you do not have a current record in the AFS, or if you do not have a record at all in the AFS. The Department will determine your eligibility based on a comprehensive review of its records (similar to a firearm eligibility check). NOTE: using this type of Eligibility Check does NOT create a record in the AFS database. It only checks your eligibility for one purchase.
The Certificate of Eligibility Verification Check and the Standard Ammunition Eligibility Check usually take only a few minutes to complete.