Information Sheet: Declaration of Authority to Act on Behalf of an Estate
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Before you Start…
If you have come into possession of firearms, ammunition,
explosives etc. and are concerned for your safety or the safety
of others please contact your local police.
For public safety reasons, it is important that firearms and
ammunition be handled in a safe and secure manner. It is important
to store, transport and display firearms safely to deter loss, theft and
General information on the storage, display and transportation of
firearms can be found on our website. For legal references, please
refer to the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of
Firearms by Individuals Regulations.
Provincial, territorial and municipal laws, regulations and by-laws may
Use this form if you have the authority to act on the behalf of the
estate of a deceased individual regarding firearms. In addition to this
form you will need to provide a copy of the deceased's
This form must be completed and returned to the Canadian Firearms
Program before any transactions involving a deceased individual's
firearms can be processed.
You must complete all sections of this form and provide the required
copy of the Death Certificate, failure to do so will result in delays.
This form is required before the Canadian Firearms Program can
complete processes such as:
If you need help completing this form or require another form call
1 800 731-4000. Additional information and some forms are also
available on our website.
Application to transfer firearms
Application to de-activate a firearm
The following information explains certain parts of the form and
will help you answer some of the questions. You should read the
instructions as you fill in your form. If you are still unsure about a
question, call 1 800 731-4000 for assistance.
Mail your completed application form and all attachments to:
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
P.O. Box 1200
Miramichi NB E1N 5Z3
A - Personal Information of the Deceased
Provide all the requested information regarding the deceased.
Boxes 1 a), b) and c)
Please do not use initials or nicknames. The deceased's, last, first and
middle name must be written in full. Junior (Jr.) or Senior (Sr.) can
only be used if they form part of deceased's legal name.
Provide the deceased's firearms licence number if known.
B - Personal Information of the Executor of the Estate
Please note that in Quebec, the Executor of an Estate is referred
to as the Liquidator of the Succession.
Provide all requested information regarding the individual declaring
themselves to be the executor (liquidator of the succession).
Boxes 5 a), b) and c)
Please do not use initials or nicknames. Your last, first and middle
name must be written in full. Junior (Jr.) or Senior (Sr.) can only be
used if they form part of your legal name.
Box 8 a) Street or land location
If you live in a rural area and do not have an address with a street
number and name, provide your rural address (for example: lot and
concession number). If you live on a reserve, provide the reserve
number, or if you live in an Inuit community, provide your house
number, box number or lot number. If your legal land location is
unavailable please provide a general description of your home
location e.g. 2 km east of route 6.
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