Firearm Purchase Program
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Firearm Purchase Program began operations in 1991, as authorized by F.S. 790.065, which was enacted in 1989 and amended in 1990 by the Florida Legislature.  F.S. 790.065 furthered the purposes of the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 (Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 921-929), with respect to regulating the sale and delivery of firearms by licensed firearm dealers to persons who are not licensed firearm dealers.
 
On November 30, 1993, The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Title 18 U.S.C. Section 922(t), was passed by Congress.  The interim version of this law became effective February 28, 1994, with the permanent version taking effect on November 30, 1998. The Brady Act requires all federal firearm licensees to conduct criminal background checks before selling or transferring a firearm to a non-licensed individual.  In Florida, the FDLE Firearm Purchase Program implements the Brady Act at the state level.
 
The Firearm Purchase Program is located in the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Headquarters in Tallahassee, and is operational 363 days a year, including weekends and state/federal holidays, from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The Firearm Purchase Program is closed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day only.




CONTACT INFORMATION


By Email: Firearmpurchasing@fdle.state.fl.us
 
By Mail: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Firearm Purchase Program
PO Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489
(850) 410-8139
 
Physical
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Firearm Purchase Program
2331 Phillips Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32303