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Checks on Firearm Transfers to Dealers [19 VAC 30 ‑ 230]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Section 18.2-308.2:4 of the Code of Virginia allows any dealer who is receiving by sale, transfer, or trade a firearm from a person who is not a dealer to obtain a verification check from the Department of State Police to determine if the firearm has been reported to a law-enforcement agency as lost or stolen. That section further directs the Virginia State Police to promulgate these regulations to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all records and data provided pursuant to that section.
State Authority 18.2-308.2 : 4
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all records and data provided to the Virginia State Police by firearms dealers who request a check to determine whether a firearm they are purchasing is lost or stolen pursuant to section 18.2-308.2:4.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Tricia Powers  / Law Enforcement Manager III
Address: P. O. Box 27472
Richmond, VA 23261-7472
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)674-2217    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
19 VAC 30-230. Adoption of regulations relating to checks on firearm transfers to dealers, maintenance of, confidentiality of and access to records of dealer checks (FINAL)
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2015.