Any person or organization holding a firearms registration certificate must notify the District Chief of Police in writing of the loss, theft, or destruction of the registration certificate or of a registered firearm (including the circumstances, if known) immediately upon discovering the loss, theft or destruction.1

The registration certificate holder must also return the registration certificate for the firearm that has been lost, stolen, destroyed, sold or otherwise transferred or disposed of firearm to the Chief at the time the holder notifies the Chief of such loss, theft, destruction, sale, transfer or other disposition.2

See our Reporting Lost or Stolen Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2502.08(a)(1). ⤴︎
  2. D.C. Code Ann. § 7-2502.08(b). ⤴︎