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Rule & Regulation BOH 18-04
Relating to disclosure of information on health risks related to firearms


Required disclosure

Rule & Regulation BOH 18-04 applies to firearm retailers and shooting sports facilities and was adopted by the King County Board of Health on November 15, 2018. It requires firearm dealers conducting firearm sales or transfers to post a sign at the entrance of the site and at least one other place where sales or transfers occur, and also requires operators of shooting sports facilities to post a sign at the entrance of the facility and in areas where shooting is done, reading:

"WARNING: The presence of a firearm in the home significantly increases the risk of suicide, homicide death during domestic violence disputes and unintentional deaths to children, household members and others. (King County Board of Health Rule and Regulation BOH 18-04). If you or a loved one is experiencing distress and/or depression, call the Crisis Connections immediately at 866-427-4747, available 24 hours a day, or visit www.crisisconnections.org."

Download a copy of the regulation and determine if it applies to your business.


Sample sign

Download a copy of the sign in the required ten languages and required size. Select 8.5 x 11 paper to print the required size. The required notice was translated by a certified translation company and reviewed by certified interpreters for accuracy.


How to report of a violation of the rule

You may report firearm retailers or shooting sports facilities that you believe may not be in compliance with BOH 18-04 requiring this health disclosure using the online form below.

Enter your contact information

Enter information about the firearm retailer or shooting sports facilities

Describe in detail the suspected violation you are reporting