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Application for permit of disposal of a weapon
08/25/2019

Transfer of weapons and ammunition is defined in the Weapons Act as the transfer of the right of ownership to weapons and ammunition to another natural or legal person or to the state or a local government.

An owner or possessor of a weapon may transfer the weapon:
to a person who has an acquisition permit for the corresponding weapon;
by way of commission sale through a person who holds an activity licence for the sale of weapons and ammunition;
to a person holding an activity licence for the sale, manufacture, conversion or repair of weapons.

A permit for transfer of the weapon is issued upon the application of an owner or possessor of a weapon by the Police and Border Guard Board.

Documents required for application that must be submitted to the service bureau

  • an application where the following data are entered:
    • data of owner or possessor – given name and surname, personal code and place of residence in case of the natural person,
    • name, registry code or registration number, address and number of contact phone;
    • type, make, calibre and labelling of the weapon;
    • number of weapons permit, time of issue and period of validity;
    • why the application is submitted (transfer, alteration, rendering incapable of firing, scrapping);
    • way of disposal (to whom and which way the weapon will be transferred, in which range the weapon will be altered, who will alter, render incapable of firing, scrap the weapon).
  • Weapons permit, if it is missing, then document proving legality of ownership of the weapon. The named documents will be returned to the applicant after checking.


NB! The permit shall not be issued to a person who uses weapon on the basis of a parallel weapons permit.

By transfer of a weapon to a person holding the acquisition permit in the presence of the competent official of the Police and Border Guard Board in the police office or in the location of the weapon, it is not needed to apply for permit of transfer.

The transfer of a weapon to a person holding an acquisition permit in the presence of an official or the registration of the acquired weapon cannot be carried out at Tammsaare service bureau of the North prefecture.