What will it cost me? The Department has determined that the cost to a private individual would be either the $1.00 fee for the Department’s Standard Ammunition Eligibility Check, the $1.00 fee for the Department to verify that a COE is valid, or the $19.00 fee for the Department’s Basic Ammunition Eligibility Check.
What information will be collected about me?
The ammunition vendor shall collect the purchaser’s or transferee’s name, date of birth, current address and driver license or other government identification number in the manner described in Penal Code section 28180, and telephone number, and enter this information into the DES website.
Who approves me to buy ammo?
The CA DOJ shall instruct the ammunition vendor to approve or reject the purchase or transfer. If the purchase or transfer is rejected, the ammunition vendor shall provide the purchaser or transferee with an ATN that can be used to obtain the reason for the rejection.
When will I get my ammo?
If the Department approves an ammunition purchase or transfer as described by these regulations, the DES transaction record will change from “Pending” to “Approved.” The ammunition may be delivered to the purchaser or transferee only if the status of the DES transaction record is “Approved.” At the time of delivery, the ammunition vendor COE holder, authorized associate, or salesperson shall access the approved DES ammunition transaction and submit the ammunition sale information to record the time and date the ammunition is delivered.
Do I need a COE (certificate of eligibility) to buy ammo?
No, the Department shall process a COE holder’s ammunition purchase or transfer. The fee for COE verification is $1.00. The ammunition vendor shall collect the ammunition purchaser’s or transferee’s name, date of birth, current address, and driver license or other government identification number, in the manner described in Penal Code section 28180, and COE number, and enter the information into the DES website. The Department shall then instruct the ammunition vendor to approve or reject the ammunition purchase or transfer.