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Instant Web Gun Check System (Dealers)

Welcome to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification’s web based background checks.

This site is available to assist federally licensed firearms dealers in processing background checks for the purchase of a firearm. The web-based gun checks system allows you to submit background checks via the internet any hour of any day. This will allow you to run transactions more quickly, free up your phone line and personnel, view all checks your store has run in the last twenty days, verify your billing, and check on transactions in research to determine their status.

All that is required to run background checks over the web is a computer with internet access so that you may reach our website at Each person conducting background checks for your business will be required to sign a user agreement found below. Your business will then be assigned a unique identifier and each person will have their own logon identification, PIN and password. The instant web gun check system is user friendly and an instruction manual can be found below. However, if you are interested we are always available to do training over the phone and may be able to schedule training at your store.

To receive access to run web-based background checks, or for questions regarding your existing account, please contact or Lance at (801) 281-5015 or  Please contact our Help Desk at (801) 965-4446 if you need help getting your new password or changing a password that has expired.  You can also download a User Contract below and fax, mail, or email it to us at the destinations listed below.

Mailing Address:

Department of Public Safety
Bureau of Criminal Identification
3888 W 5400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84129

Email Address:

Local Fax: (801) 969-7265

Toll Free Long Distance Fax: (877) 879-6228