Only one week left to register firearms rendered permanently unfit for use

Publication date 9.7.2024 11.20
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Under the Firearms Act (1/1998), all firearms rendered permanently unfit for use by deactivation must be reported to the police by 15 July 2024. The notification obligation applies to private individuals, corporations, companies, foundations and estates of deceased persons.

Make a notification electronically at https://asiointi. In the additional information section on the notification form, please state where and when the firearm was acquired. Save an image of the deactivation certificate received in conjunction with deactivation of the firearm and images of the firearm to append to the notification. Notification of a deactivated firearm rendered permanently unfit for use provides instructions on how to complete the information required. The police will only call you to present your firearm if the form does not provide enough information for registration.

You can also register the firearm at a police station. Make an appointment in the service and take a copy of the deactivation certificate and images of the firearm with you to the police station. 

Unnecessary items can be handed over to the police

If you have unnecessary firearms that are operable or have been deactivated, you can hand them over to the police. Firearms can be handed over free of charge to the State or to be auctioned.

Report change of owner

Existing firearms must be registered by 15 July 2024, after which possession of an unregistered deactivated firearm will be a punishable offence.

Notification can also be submitted without penalty after the deadline has expired, as long as the notification is made on your own initiative. Change of ownership is also subject to notification.

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