Machine Gun Registration

VA Code §18.2-295, as amended, requires every machine gun in the Commonwealth to be registered with the Department of State Police within 24 hours after its acquisition. A Certificate of Registration, valid as long as the registrant remains the same, shall be issued upon receipt of a completed Machine Gun Registration Application (Form SP-115).

This form can be viewed, downloaded and/or printed by visiting the Virginia State Police Forms page.

Failure to keep or produce a Certificate of Registration for inspection by any peace officer, shall be a Class 3 misdemeanor.

The Virginia State Police should be notified promptly of any change of information pertaining to the registration, such as change of address, telephone number, etc., to initiate receipt of an updated registration.

Upon transferring a registered machine gun, the transferor shall forthwith notify the Superintendent of State Police, in writing, setting forth the date of transfer and name and address of the transferee. Failure to give the required notification shall constitute a Class 3 misdemeanor.