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 See our Gun Dealers policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue. 

 Federal law requires firearms dealers to obtain a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), although resource limitations prevent the ATF from properly overseeing all its licensees.

Utah does not require firearms dealers to obtain a state license or otherwise significantly regulate firearms dealers. For laws:

  • Applicable to both licensed and unlicensed sellers of firearms, see the Utah Private Sales section;
  • Requiring firearms dealers to conduct a background check on the purchaser, see the Utah Background Checks section;