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Firearms Registration Certificates Regulations (SOR/98-201)

Regulations are current to 2020-05-17

Conditions (continued)

 The Registrar, on application by the holder of a registration certificate, shall allow the holder to attach a sticker to, or to permanently and legibly stamp or engrave the firearm identification number on, a place on the firearms’s frame or receiver that is not visible without disassembly if

  • (a) so doing would be consistent with the current practices of the manufacturer of that model of firearm;

  • (b) the firearm does not provide a visible space suitable to attach a sticker or to stamp or engrave the firearm identification number;

  • (c) the firearm is rare; or

  • (d) the firearm is of a value that is unusually high for that type of firearm and that value would be significantly reduced if the sticker or firearm identification number were visible without disassembly.

  • SOR/2004-276, s. 8
  •  (1) A registration certificate holder referred to in paragraph 7(2)(a) shall ensure that the sticker that bears the firearm identification number remains attached to the firearm in accordance with section 7 and that the number remains legible.

  • (2) The holder shall advise the Registrar without delay if the sticker bearing the firearm identification number becomes detached from the firearm or is obscured or if the number on the sticker becomes illegible.

  • (3) When advised under subsection (2), the Registrar shall without delay issue a new sticker bearing the identification number of the firearm and the holder shall ensure that the sticker is attached to the firearm without delay on receipt.


 The Registrar shall revoke a registration certificate if

  • (a) its holder contravenes any condition attached to it, including the conditions referred to in sections 4 to 6; or

  • (b) the Registrar is advised under paragraph 4(1)(a) of a modification that changes the class of the firearm or is advised under paragraph 4(1)(b) or subsection 4(2) of a modification referred to in either of those provisions.

  • SOR/2004-276, s. 9

Notice of Refusal or Revocation

  •  (1) A notice of a decision to refuse to issue a registration certificate or to revoke one is sufficiently given if it is addressed to the applicant or holder at the address given in the application or to another address of which the Registrar has been advised and if the notice is

    • (a) personally delivered

      • (i) in the case of an individual, at any time that is reasonable in the circumstances, and

      • (ii) in the case of a business, during normal business hours;

    • (b) sent by registered mail or by courier; or

    • (c) transmitted by electronic means that can produce a paper record.

  • (2) The notice is deemed to be received

    • (a) on the day of delivery, if it is personally delivered;

    • (b) on the fifth working day, excluding Saturdays and holidays,

      • (i) after the postmark date, if it is sent by mail, and

      • (ii) after the date of shipment on the waybill, if it is sent by courier; and

    • (c) if it is sent by electronic means

      • (i) in the case of an individual, on the day of transmission, and

      • (ii) in the case of a business, on the day of transmission, if that day is a working day, or, if that day is not a working day, on the first working day after the day of transmission.

  • SOR/2004-276, s. 10

Coming into Force

 These Regulations come into force on December 1, 1998.

  • SOR/98-471, s. 3.
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