Private Sales in Utah

Posted on January 1, 2012

Private firearms transfers (i.e., transfers by individuals not licensed as dealers) are not subject to a background check requirement in Utah.

In 2012, Utah enacted a law prohibiting transfer of a firearm to a person that the seller knows is prohibited under Utah law from possessing firearms.1

See the Firearms Trafficking in Utah section for laws aimed at gun trafficking.

Utah prohibits the sale of any firearm to a person under age 18 unless he or she is accompanied by a parent or guardian.2

See our Private Sales policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

  1. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-503(8). []
  2. Utah Code Ann. § 76-10-509.9. []