Ammunition Purchases

You will need a valid California ID ( Not Expired with you Current Name )

If you ID has a P.O. Box on it or your address is not current you will need to provide your current address

Standard Check

This is about a 5 min check to fill out the paperwork and validate with the DOJ

$1.00 per transaction for Eligibility Check for customers with:

  • At least 1 firearm recorded in the “AFS” Automated Firearm System, that matches your current name and address.
  • Purchased or Registered a Long Gun since 2014
  • Purchased or Registered a Handgun since 1990

Basic Check

If you have not purchased a long gun or handgun in the time listed above then you will need the Basic Check. This carries a fee of $19.00 per transaction.

  • To add a firearm to the AFS visit the CFARS site
  • To track your Basic Eligibility application visit the CFARS site

If you have questions or comments concerning CFARS, please contact the Customer Support Center using one of the following options:

  • Log into the CFARS application and select the Report an Issue link from any screen
  • Phone number: (916) 227-7527
  • Fax number: (916) 227-7480
  • Email: firearms.bureau@doj.ca.gov
  • Mail may be sent to the Bureau of Firearms at the following address:
    Bureau of Firearms
    P.O. Box 820200
    Sacramento, CA 94203-0200
  • Express mail and common carrier shipments may be sent/shipped to the Bureau of Firearms at the following address:
    Bureau of Firearms
    4949 Broadway
    Sacramento, CA 95820