Report a public safety concern

If your concern is urgent or life-threatening, call 911.
If your concern is not urgent, contact the Canadian Firearms Program.

Due to the May 18 and May 30, 2022 announcements from the federal government regarding changes to firearms legislation under Bills C-21 and C-71, there has been an unprecedented number of handgun sales and transfer requests which have resulted in an influx of calls to the Canadian Firearms Program and emails to the Alberta Chief Firearms Office.

We appreciate your patience while we work alongside the Canadian Firearms Program to address the backlog. To initiate a restricted firearms transfer, download and complete the application form RCMP 5492 and submit it by regular mail, or email it to [email protected].

For updates on the proposed regulation changes, see Federal firearms updates.


Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office supports a wide range of firearms services, including:

  • licences for individuals
  • licences for businesses, museums and other organizations
  • firearms registration
  • shooting range approvals
  • overseeing firearms safety courses

Licences and safety

How to get a firearms licence if you are an individual, non-resident, minor, collector, or sport shooter.
Firearms safety tips and advice to help keep Alberta’s communities safe and secure.

Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office

Alberta administers the federal Canadian Firearms Program to:

  • oversee firearms licences and registration
  • maintain provincial firearms safety training standards
  • assist and collaborate with law enforcement agencies to help enhance public safety
  • inform Albertans about firearms safety
  • advocate for law-abiding firearms owners

Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office collaborates with partners to:

  • reduce smuggling and straw purchasing
  • crack down on firearms theft
  • protect Albertans’ property rights

Learn more about Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office


Connect with Alberta’s Chief Firearms Office:

Email: [email protected]

Alberta Chief Firearms Office
PO Box 458, Station Main
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 2K1

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