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EdInk
October 9, 2011, 10:33 AM
I have a semi-auto firearm that is classified as a pistol but would like to convert into a SBR with folding stock and foregrip. I am aware that one must jump through all the flaming hoops, cut some red-tape and pay the various fees to do it legally. (IMHO it's a bit of a silly law BUT the law is the law!)

Anyway, I read that part of the procedure involves getting the county sheriff or head LEO in the area to sign-off on a particular form. Which leads to my questions about the process.

Would I be correct in guessing, one would have to schedule an appointment and actually go meet with him in person at his office?

Secondly, I wanted to know WHICH top local LEO's signature would I need to acquire on the paperwork? I live in a town that has it's own police force. Would I need talk to the (city) Police Chief or the (county) Sheriff? (My guess is the county sheriff.)

Thank you.

Buzzard Bait
October 9, 2011, 01:37 PM
If it was born a pistol it will always be a pistol I'm pretty sure you can't change that.

Bill DeShivs
October 9, 2011, 01:44 PM
The CLEO would be the chief of police, but the sheriff could sign.

Willie Lowman
October 9, 2011, 06:16 PM
The sheriff or the chief can sign. Go to the one that will sign.

I meet with my sheriff face to face. A friend of mine a county over drops his forms off and picks them up later.

Call your CLEO and ask them what works best for them.



I'm pretty sure you can't change that.
I'm pretty sure you don't know what you are talking about.

David Hineline
October 9, 2011, 08:45 PM
It's your CLEO not any CLEO. So if you live in city, it is city/county/state/federal.

If you live in county then it would be county/state/federal anywhere up the food chain that you are a part of.

it helps when you ask questions like this that you say where you are from. That way people who have been there/done that can help more.

Shotgun693
October 9, 2011, 11:57 PM
The CLEO would be the chief of police, but the sheriff could sign.

It's your CLEO not any CLEO. So if you live in city, it is city/county/state/federal.

If you live in county then it would be county/state/federal anywhere up the food chain that you are a part of.

Not in Texas. The Sheriff is the Top Law Enforcement Officer in the whole county.

Bill DeShivs
October 10, 2011, 03:38 AM
The reading comprehension level here amazes me!
CLEO in a city is the chief of police, who can sign. The sheriff of the county can also sign.

David Hineline
October 10, 2011, 11:33 PM
If you live in a town with one officer and he is called chief he can sign. You don't have to use the sheriff unless you do not live in the city.

sinister1811
October 13, 2011, 02:06 PM
It's very simple. If you live in an incorporated city then the city Chief is your man. If you live in an unincorporated area, then the county Sheriff is your man. However I believe you can always move up in the chain of command. ie, if your city Chief does not sign, you can go to the county Sheriff where the city is located.