Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of State Police
Department of State Police
Checks on Firearm Transfers to Dealers [19 VAC 30 ‑ 230]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Section 18.2-308.2:4 of the Code of Virginia allows any dealer who is receiving by sale, transfer, or trade a firearm from a person who is not a dealer to obtain a verification check from the Department of State Police to determine if the firearm has been reported to a law-enforcement agency as lost or stolen. That section further directs the Virginia State Police to promulgate these regulations to ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all records and data provided pursuant to that section.
State Authority 18.2-308.2 : 4
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To ensure the identity, confidentiality, and security of all records and data provided to the Virginia State Police by firearms dealers who request a check to determine whether a firearm they are purchasing is lost or stolen pursuant to section 18.2-308.2:4.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Lieutenant Colonel Keenon Hook  / Director, Bureau of Strategic Governance
Address: 7700 Midlothian TPKE
N Chesterfield, VA 23235
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)674-2239    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
19 VAC 30-230. Adoption of regulations relating to checks on firearm transfers to dealers, maintenance of, confidentiality of and access to records of dealer checks (FINAL)
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2015.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
10/20/2023 Filed Pending