Firearms

(808)723-3190


Effective Monday, December 5, 2016, the permit application fee will be $42.


You may now submit an Online Firearms Account Form through our Online Report System by clicking here


Aloha, welcome to the Firearms Unit webpage.

In order to serve you better, we at the Firearms Unit are upgrading our system to the firearms application and registration process. First, we made forms fillable online so you can fill them out at home, print it out and bring it to the Firearms Unit to verify. As of February 1, 2016, we made the registration process available online. The next phase will be for our customers to be able to submit the application for a firearms permit online.

To obtain a Permit to Acquire a Firearm, or to Register a Firearm, you must appear in person at the Honolulu Police Department's Firearms Unit. Office hours to the Firearms Unit are from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday excluding holidays. Customers within the office during that time will be assisted; however, all others will be asked to return the next business day for assistance.

Forms are now available on this website to complete prior to coming down to the Firearms Section office. You may complete the forms and bring them with you to the Firearms Section to help expedite the application process.


Records and Identification Division, Firearms Section
801 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

If you have any questions concerning the acquisition and registration of firearms check our FAQ page or contact the Honolulu Police Department's firearms unit through the online email form or by calling (808)723-3190.

APPLICATION FOR A FIREARM PERMIT



You must be 21 years or older to purchase a firearm. You must apply, in person, at the HPD Firearms Unit. Please have the following information with you when submitting your application. All of the below mentioned forms are available at the Firearms Unit. To speed up the process, please click on the fillable forms below and complete the sections highlighted in grey or click on the hyperlinks below.


  • Valid photo identification.
  • Permit to acquire application. You will need the Make, Model, Caliber, Type/Revolver/Semiautomatic etc, Barrel Length, and Serial Number. (Handguns only)
  • Name, address, and telephone number of the seller.
  • Mental Health Waiver
  • Medical Information Waiver
  • Firearms Information Form
  • License to Carry a Concealed Firearm Application
  • Rapback Fee (All permit applicants, firearms registration, out of state applicants, and law enforcement officers with personal firearms will be assessed a $42.00 one time fee. Cash / exact change or Credit Card.
  • Background check. (Background check includes, but is not limited to, warrant checks, local and national arrest history, local and national criminal history, local and national criminal convictions, any pending cases and TRO's.)
  • Original Hunters Education card or an original Handgun Safety Training Course Affidavit. (Handguns only)
  • Original documentation of proof of U.S citizenship if born outside the United States. (U.S. Passport, Naturalization Certificate, Born Abroad Birth Certificate)

There is a 14 day waiting period on all permits. After the 14-day waiting period the permit will be valid for only 6 calendar days. Permits not picked up by the 6th day will be voided. Applicants will need to reapply and go through another 14-day waiting period, so please plan accordingly.

As an option, long-gun applicants may have their processed permits mailed to them. Applicants need to provide a self-addressed pre-paid envelope, certified restricted-delivery return receipt required(available at the U.S. Post Office) at time of application for permit. Long-gun (rifles/shotguns) permits are valid for one (1) year from the date of issue. Be advised that a handgun (pistols/revolvers) permit is valid for only ten (10) days from the date of issue.

Reference:

HRS 134-2: Permit to acquire


FIREARMS REGISTRATION

You must be 21 years or older to register a firearm. For in state registration, take your firearm in person to the Main Police Station Firearms Unit no later than 5 calendar days from a purchase or acquisition for registration. You need the following when you register your firearm:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Your original firearms permit
  • Name, address, phone number of seller, in state registration only
  • The firearm for inspection (In a gun case, unloaded)
  • If you were born outside the United States, bring proof of citizenship such as an Original US Passport, Original Naturalization Certificate, Original Born Abroad Certificate, or if you are in the military your Enlisted (ERB) or Officer (ORB) Record Brief will suffice only if the document states you are a United States Citizen.

Out of state registrants need to take firearm(s), in person, to the Main Police Station Firearms Unit no later than 5 calendar days from arrival. Out of state registrants are encouraged to arrive at the Firearms Unit no later than 3:00 pm. The out of state registration process can be lengthy. If there is a line, we may not be able to accommodate you. There is no 14-day waiting period for Out-of-State Registration. You need the following when you register your firearm:

  • Rapback fee $42.00. Cash / exact change or Credit Card.
  • Valid photo identification
  • The firearm for inspection (In a gun case, unloaded)
  • If you were born outside the United States, bring proof of citizenship such as an Original US Passport, Original Naturalization Certificate, Original Born Abroad Certificate, or if you are in the military your Enlisted (ERB) or Officer (ORB) Record Brief will suffice only if the document states you are a United States Citizen.

Effective February 1, 2016


You may now submit an Online Firearms Account Form through our Online Report System by clicking here.


The following forms are available on this website and may be filled in prior to coming to the Firearms Section.


Married couples who would like to have their firearms jointly registered in both names need to also bring the Original Marriage Certificate.


Reference:

HRS 134-3   Registration, mandatory, exceptions


You may now submit an Online Firearms Registration Form through our Online Report System by clicking here


The following links provide Hawaii State Statue information for acquiring, registering, possessing, owning, and carrying firearms in the City and County of Honolulu.



HRS 134-2        Permit to acquire



HRS 134-3        Registration, mandatory, exceptions



HRS 134-4        Transfer, possession of firearms



HRS 134-5        Possession by licensed hunters and minors; target; game shooting



HRS 134-7        Ownership or possession prohibited, when, penalty;



HRS 134-7.5     Seizure of firearms in domestic abuse situations



HRS 134-8        Ownership, etc., of automatic firearms, silencers, etc., prohibited; penalties.



HRS 134-9        Licenses to carry




Links to each law can be found at

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/

The following links provides information regarding the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).




Qualified Law Enforcement Officers (QLEO)



Qualified Retired Law Enforcement Officer (QRLEO)




Additional information regarding LEOSA can be found at:

http://ag.hawaii.gov/cjd/law-enforcement-index-page/

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS



Can I submit my application to acquire a permit online?

  • No. This feature is not available.


Can I register my guns online?

  • Yes. Click on the Registration tab and click on the link that will direct you login or to register with us first time users.


Do I need to Register with HPD every time I want to register a weapon?

  • No. Once you have registered with us, your information is saved and all you need to do is login with your email address and your password. We ask that every time you do login, please check to make sure your information is updated.


How soon can I renew my Long Gun Permit?

  • Not more than 14 calendar days prior to the expiration date.


If I am a U.S. Citizen but born in another country, do I still need proof of citizenship?

  • Yes. Need to provide a current U.S. passport, Naturalization, or Born Abroad Certificate. (If the applicant is active military, the Enlisted Record Brief would suffice.)



If I am not available to pick up my permit during the pick-up dates, can I pick it up prior or after?

  • No. The permits are only available during the posted dates (on the 14th day through the 20th day. Excluding weekends and holidays).



How can I obtain a firearm from someone who is deceased?

  • If the person wanting to acquire the firearm(s) is a family member, obtain a notarized statement from the Executor of the estate transferring the firearms to that next of kin, immediate family members only.

  • If the person acquiring the firearm(s) is not an immediate family member, the Executor of the estate will need to obtain permits for themselves first, then transfer the firearms in their own name. Once that is accomplished, the Executor can then transfer the firearm(s) to another party.

  • Or, the transfer will need to go through a firearms dealer.


Do I need to be fingerprinted every time I apply?

  • No, as of December 5, 2016, everyone must enroll in the Rapback program. Rapback Fee (All permit applicants, firearms registration, out of state applicants, and law enforcement officers with personal firearms will be assessed a $42.00 ONE TIME fee. Cash / exact change or Credit Card.