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We have not been able to locate a Texas law that would require a gun owner to report that their gun has been either lost or stolen.
If you would like report your gun as lost or stolen, you should contact your local police or sheriff's department. Your local law enforcement can take information about the gun and can contact you if your gun is ever recovered.
Texas does not have a statewide gun registry, and there is no state or federal agency that keeps centralized records of firearms.
If your gun was stolen or lost and you need to find the serial number, there are a few places to begin your search:
If you bought the firearm from a private citizen, your options will be more limited. Texas law does not require registration or transaction forms for private party sales, so you’ll likely have to rely on your own records.
It’s always a good idea to keep track of any guns you own. The ATF has a Personal Firearms Record form that you can fill out and keep in a safe location for this purpose.