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.
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.
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. HRS 134-2:
HRS 134-2:Permit to acquire
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:
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.
HRS 134-3Registration, 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 134-2Permit to acquire
HRS 134-3Registration, mandatory, exceptions
HRS 134-4Transfer, possession of firearms
HRS 134-5Possession by licensed hunters and minors; target; game shooting
HRS 134-7Ownership or possession prohibited, when, penalty;
HRS 134-7.5Seizure of firearms in domestic abuse situations
HRS 134-8Ownership, etc., of automatic firearms, silencers, etc., prohibited; penalties.
HRS 134-9Licenses to carry
Links to each law can be found at
The following links provides information regarding the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA).
Additional information regarding LEOSA can be found at:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I submit my application to acquire a permit online?
Can I register my guns online?
Do I need to Register with HPD every time I want to register a weapon?
How soon can I renew my Long Gun Permit?
If I am a U.S. Citizen but born in another country, do I still need proof of citizenship?
If I am not available to pick up my permit during the pick-up dates, can I pick it up prior or after?
How can I obtain a firearm from someone who is deceased?
Do I need to be fingerprinted every time I apply?
Where can I get information concerning Rap Back?