Georgia requires licensed firearms dealers to keep a record of the acquisition and disposition of all firearms, which records must be identical in form and context to the firearms acquisition and disposition record required by federal law.1

The records must be maintained on the licensed premises and open to the inspection of any duly authorized law enforcement officer during the ordinary hours of business or at any reasonable time.2 The record of each acquisition or disposition of a firearm must be maintained for not less than five years.3

Failure to keep and maintain the required records is grounds for revocation of the dealer’s license.4

Georgia has no laws requiring the reporting of sales of firearms to a state or local agency.

See our Retention of Firearm Sales and Background Check Records policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.

Notes
  1. Ga. Code. Ann. § 43-16-10.1(a), (b). ⤴︎
  2. Ga. Code Ann. § 43-16-10.1(c). ⤴︎
  3. Id. ⤴︎
  4. Ga. Code Ann. § 43-16-10.1(d). ⤴︎