Fort Knox Firearms Registration

Privately owned weapons and ammunition must be controlled. The Senior Commander (SC) has clear authority and responsibility to regulate privately owned weapons, explosives, and ammunition on Fort Knox. Personnel who remove privately owned weapons from Fort Knox will comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws pertaining to ownership, possession, and registration. Weapons Registration Office is responsible for ensuring weapons are registered IAW with applicable regulations.

  • Obtain FK Form 2759-E; available from the Fort Knox webpage.
  • Submit copy of the FK Form and a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license to the Weapons Registration Office, at Bldg 298, Mon-Fri 8am-4pm or drop off forms at the MP Desk (Bldg 298). Applicants will be notified when their firearm(s) is/are registered and their permit is ready to be picked up.
  • Documentation: A form documenting firearms registration will be provided to the owner (COPS Permit) and will be valid for three years. Individuals must have the registration document whenever the firearm is transported on the installation. Personnel engaging in authorized activities on the installation are required to present the registration permit to range/hunt control officials prior to obtaining authorization to conduct activities utilizing a firearm.
  • De-registration: Firearms can be de-registered by submitting, in person, identification and the original registration permit to the Weapons Registration Office during operating hours Mon-Fri 8am-4pm. Firearms can also be de-registered by mailing a photo copy of the driver’s license and the original weapons permit of the owner to the Weapons Registration Office. Upon de-registration, all information pertaining to the registration of applicant’s weapon(s) will be removed from the Centralized Operations Police Suite (COPS) weapons registration module database.

Important: All firearms must be declared upon entry onto Fort Knox and Weapons Registration Permit verified when entering the ACP. All firearms must be unloaded and properly stored. Privately owned firearms carried in a vehicle will be secured in the trunk. For vehicles without a trunk, firearms will be encased in a container. Carrying concealed personal firearms on Fort Knox is strictly prohibited. State concealed weapons permits are not recognized or honored on the installation.

Directorate of Emergency Services
Attn: Weapons Registration Office
481 Gold Vault Rd.
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-5182



Physical Security Chief
Telephone: 502-624-1713

Inspection Program
Telephone: 502-624-3085
Telephone: 502-624-4788
Telephone: 502-624-1544

ICIDS/IDS Program Manager
Telephone: 502-624-1911

Alarms Monitor
Telephone: 502-624-2443

Chief, Security Guard
Telephone: 502-624-8471

Access Control Office
Telephone: 502-624-6818
Telephone: 502-624-6118
Telephone: 502-624-1524

Weapons Registration Office
Telephone: 502-624-6818
Telephone: 502-624-6118
Telephone: 502-624-1524