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Domestic Violence Firearm Transfer

The OPSO manages firearm surrenders and transfers for those subject to protective orders or other court orders in New Orleans. Criminal defendants, or those individuals otherwise subject to a protective order, may download the instruction form here. (See Instruction Form.pdf). The Proof of Transfer/Declaration of Non-Possession Form can be downloaded here. (See Proof of Transfer.pdf). The Third Party Transfer of Firearm(s) Acknowledgement Form can be downloaded here. (See Transfer Acknowledgement Form.pdf).

As indicated in the Instruction Form – DO NOT bring a firearm to the Sheriff's Office for surrender without taking the required steps in advance. Any firearm surrendered at the OPSO must arrive unloaded and secured inside a vehicle where a deputy sheriff can safely remove it.

The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office can be contacted at 202-9442, 493-2107, or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note: We will not contact you. The defendant and/or the restrained is solely responsible for initiating this process. Please also note that we will not notarize any form(s) on your behalf.

Any victim of domestic violence who believes that an individual who is subject to a protective order is in violation of that order, whether through direct contact, observation, or the known possession of a weapon, should contact the New Orleans Police Department and/or the District Attorney. If you believe you are in immediate danger or at risk of harm, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Instruction Form.pdf
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Proof of Transfer.pdf
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