ATF Form 5310.12 (Atf Form 7) Atf Form 5310.16 (Atf Form 7cr) - Application for Federal Firearms License

What Is ATF Form 7?

ATF Form 7/ATF Form 7CR, Application for Federal Firearms License (FFL) is filed by applicants intending to engage in the firearms business to request a federal firearms license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The form has two additional numbers (ATF Form 5310.12 and ATF Form 5310.16) and was last revised in April 2019.

A fillable ATF Form 7 can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

If the applicant needs to add additional Responsible Persons (RPs) to their FFL, all the RPs to be added need to file and submit the ATF Form 7 Part B, Responsible Person Questionnaire, which is a supplement to the ATF Application for Federal Firearms License.

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OMB No. 1140-0018
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Application for Federal Firearms License
Part A
1. Applicant’s Business/Activity is:
Individual Owner (Sole Proprietor)
Partnership
Corporation
LLC
Other (specify)
Collector (which can be an individual/partnership/corporation or LLC)
2. Licensee Name (Enter name of Owner/Sole Proprietor OR Partnership (include name of each partner) OR Corporation Name OR LLC Name)
5. Name of County in which
3. Trade or Business Name(s), if any
4. Employer Identification Number
Business/Activity is Located
(EIN), if any (see definition #17)
6. Business/Activity Address (RFD or Street Number, City, State,
7. Mailing Address (if different from address in item #6)
and ZIP Code) (NOTE: This address CANNOT be a P.O. Box.)
8. Contact Numbers (Include Area Code)
Fax Number
Business/Activity Phone
Cell Phone
Business Email
9. Describe the specific activity applicant is engaged in or intends to engage in, which requires a Federal Firearms License (sale of ammunition
alone does not require a Federal Firearms License).
10. Application is made for a license under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 as a: (Place an “X” in the appropriate box(es). Multiple license types may be selected- see
instruction #8. Submit the fee noted next to the box(es) with the application. Licenses are issued for a 3-year period. See instruction #5 for payment information).
Type
Description of License Type
Fee
Dealer in Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (Includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities, and
01
$200
National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons) (see instruction #10)
Pawnbroker in Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (Includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities,
02
$200
and National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons) (see instruction #10)
03
Collector of Curios and Relics (NOTE: This is not a license to conduct business, see instruction #8)
$30
06
Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms Other Than Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #11)
$30
07
$150
Manufacturer of Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (see instruction #11)
Importer of Firearms Other than Destructive Devices or Ammunition for Firearms Other than Destructive Devices, or
08
$150
Ammunition Other than Armor Piercing Ammunition (NOTE: Importer of handguns and rifles, see instruction #9)
09
Dealer in Destructive Devices (see instruction #10)
$3000
Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #11)
10
$3000
Importer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #9)
11
$3000
Total Fees
$
0
11. Method of Payment (Check one)
Check (Enclosed)
Cashier’s Check or Money Order (Enclosed)
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Discover
Diner’s Club
Credit/Debit Card Number (No dashes)
Name as Printed on Your Credit/Debit Card
Expiration Date (MM/YY)
Address:
Credit/Debit Card
Billing Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Please complete to ensure payment is credited to the correct application:
Total Application Fees:
I am paying the application fee for the following Person, Corporation, or Partnership:
$
I authorize ATF to charge my Credit/Debit Card the above amount. Your credit/debit card will be charged the above stated amount upon receipt of
your application and a charge from “ATF Licensing Fee” will be reflected on your credit/debit card statement. In the event a license is NOT issued,
the above amount will be credited to the credit/debit card noted above.
Date
Signature of Cardholder
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
ATF Copy - Page 1
Revised April 2019
OMB No. 1140-0018
U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Application for Federal Firearms License
Part A
1. Applicant’s Business/Activity is:
Individual Owner (Sole Proprietor)
Partnership
Corporation
LLC
Other (specify)
Collector (which can be an individual/partnership/corporation or LLC)
2. Licensee Name (Enter name of Owner/Sole Proprietor OR Partnership (include name of each partner) OR Corporation Name OR LLC Name)
5. Name of County in which
3. Trade or Business Name(s), if any
4. Employer Identification Number
Business/Activity is Located
(EIN), if any (see definition #17)
6. Business/Activity Address (RFD or Street Number, City, State,
7. Mailing Address (if different from address in item #6)
and ZIP Code) (NOTE: This address CANNOT be a P.O. Box.)
8. Contact Numbers (Include Area Code)
Fax Number
Business/Activity Phone
Cell Phone
Business Email
9. Describe the specific activity applicant is engaged in or intends to engage in, which requires a Federal Firearms License (sale of ammunition
alone does not require a Federal Firearms License).
10. Application is made for a license under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 as a: (Place an “X” in the appropriate box(es). Multiple license types may be selected- see
instruction #8. Submit the fee noted next to the box(es) with the application. Licenses are issued for a 3-year period. See instruction #5 for payment information).
Type
Description of License Type
Fee
Dealer in Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (Includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities, and
01
$200
National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons) (see instruction #10)
Pawnbroker in Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (Includes: rifles, shotguns, pistols, revolvers, gunsmith activities,
02
$200
and National Firearms Act (NFA) weapons) (see instruction #10)
03
Collector of Curios and Relics (NOTE: This is not a license to conduct business, see instruction #8)
$30
06
Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms Other Than Ammunition for Destructive Devices or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #11)
$30
07
$150
Manufacturer of Firearms Other than Destructive Devices (see instruction #11)
Importer of Firearms Other than Destructive Devices or Ammunition for Firearms Other than Destructive Devices, or
08
$150
Ammunition Other than Armor Piercing Ammunition (NOTE: Importer of handguns and rifles, see instruction #9)
09
Dealer in Destructive Devices (see instruction #10)
$3000
Manufacturer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #11)
10
$3000
Importer of Destructive Devices, Ammunition for Destructive Devices, or Armor Piercing Ammunition (see instruction #9)
11
$3000
Total Fees
$
0
11. Method of Payment (Check one)
Check (Enclosed)
Cashier’s Check or Money Order (Enclosed)
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Discover
Diner’s Club
Credit/Debit Card Number (No dashes)
Name as Printed on Your Credit/Debit Card
Expiration Date (MM/YY)
Address:
Credit/Debit Card
Billing Address:
City:
State:
ZIP Code:
Please complete to ensure payment is credited to the correct application:
Total Application Fees:
I am paying the application fee for the following Person, Corporation, or Partnership:
$
I authorize ATF to charge my Credit/Debit Card the above amount. Your credit/debit card will be charged the above stated amount upon receipt of
your application and a charge from “ATF Licensing Fee” will be reflected on your credit/debit card statement. In the event a license is NOT issued,
the above amount will be credited to the credit/debit card noted above.
Date
Signature of Cardholder
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
ATF Copy - Page 1
Revised April 2019
12. Hours of Operation and/or Availability of Business/Activity (please provide at least one hour in which you can be contacted by ATF personnel)
Tues
Sun
Mon
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Hour(s):
Please indicate
AM or PM
IF YOU ARE ONLY APPLYING FOR A TYPE 03 (COLLECTOR OF CURIOS AND RELICS) LICENSE, SKIP ITEMS 13-17 AND GO TO ITEM 18.
FOR ALL OTHER LICENSE TYPES, CONTINUE WITH ITEM 13.
13. Was the business obtained from someone else? (If “Yes,”
14. Indicate type of business premises
please provide the name of the previous business and their
Zoned Residential:
Zoned Commercial:
FFL Number)
No
Yes
Single Family Dwelling
Store Front
Condominium/Apartment
Office
Name of Previous Business
Hotel/Motel
Rod & Gun Club
Public Housing
Military Installation (see instruction #13-additional
information required)
Federal Firearms License Number
Other (specify)
15. Applicant’s business premises is:
Owned
Rented/Leased Premises- provide name, telephone number, and address of the property owner:
Premises
Military
Name
Street Address
Installation
Telephone Number (with area code)
City, State, and ZIP Code
16. Do you intend to sell firearms at Gun Shows and/or conduct Internet sales?
Yes
No
Yes
No
17. Do you intend to use your license ONLY to acquire firearms to enhance your personal collection?
18. Name of Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) (Please
19. Address of CLEO (Include Number, Street, City, County, State, and ZIP
print the name of the CLEO to whom a copy of this
Code)
application was provided. See instruction #4 and definition #1.)
county:
ATTENTION Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO): This form provides notification of a person’s intent to apply for a Federal Firearms License (FFL). It requires
no action on your part. However, should you have information that may disqualify the person from obtaining a Federal Firearms License, please contact the Federal
Firearms Licensing Center toll free at 1-866-662-2750. Issuance of an FFL in no way guarantees the business or activity is not in violation of State and/or local law.
20. Applicant Certification (Please read AND INITIAL each box)
a. The business/activity to be conducted under the Federal Firearms License is not prohibited by State or local law at the premises shown
in item 6. This includes compliance with zoning ordinances. (Please contact your local zoning department PRIOR TO submitting application)
b. Within 30 days after the application is approved, the business/activity will comply with the requirements of State and local law
applicable to the conduct of the business/activity.
c. Business/activity will not be conducted under the license until the requirements of State and local law applicable to the business/activity
have been met.
d. A completed copy of this application has been sent (mailed or delivered) to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of the locality in
which the premises listed in item 6 is located (see instruction #4 and definition #1).
e. As required by 18 U.S.C. 923 (d)(1)(G), I certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place in which firearms
are sold under this Federal Firearms License to persons who are not licensees. (See definition #4) (If applying for a Type 03, Collector of
Curios and Relics License ONLY, write “N/A” instead of initialing this certification box.)
f. Part B of this application has been completed and will be submitted for EACH responsible person (RP) (See definition #3)
21. Certification: Under the penalties imposed by 18 U.S.C. 924, I declare that I have examined this application in its entirety and the documents
submitted in support thereof and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete. This signature, when presented
by a duly authorized representative of the U.S. Department of Justice, will constitute consent and authority for the appropriate U.S. Department
of Justice representative to examine and obtain copies and abstracts of records and to receive statements and information regarding the
background of the applicant. Specifically, I hereby authorize the release of the following data or records to ATF: Military information/records,
medical information/records, police and criminal records. This certification must be signed by a Responsible Person (see instruction #2 and definition #3).
Date
Print Applicant Name (First, Middle, Last)
Applicant Signature
Check Application Status (For ATF Use Only)
Approved
Abandoned
Withdrawn
Denied
Reason for Denial:
Signature of Licensing Official:
Date:
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
ATF Copy - Page 2
Revised April 2019
Part B - Responsible Person Questionnaire
1. EACH RESPONSIBLE PERSON MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A SEPARATE QUESTIONNAIRE/ATF Form 7/7CR Part B. In the future,
if you need to add an additional Responsible Person to your FFL, the Responsible Person being added may complete this Part B-Responsible
Person Questionnaire (see instruction #7).
2. Issuance of your license or addition as a Responsible Person will be delayed if Part B is incomplete or otherwise improperly prepared.
3. IMPORTANT! All new responsible persons must submit a properly prepared FD-258 (Fingerprint Card) with this questionnaire. The fingerprints
must be clear for accurate classification and taken by someone properly equipped to take them. The FD-258 should include “WVATF1100 ATF-FFLC,
MARTINSBURG, WV” in the ORI block to facilitate processing of fingerprints.
4. List any given, married, and maiden names in Item 4, e.g., “Mary Alice (Smith) Jones,” not “Mrs. John Jones.” (If additional space is needed, attach
a separate sheet. See instruction #1)
1. License or Applicant Name (From block 2 of Part A)
2. Federal Firearms License Number (If being added to an existing FFL)
3. Name of Responsible Person (Last, First, Middle)
4. Aliases (Include given, married, maiden names)
5. Position/Title
6. Social Security Number
7. Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) 8. Place of Birth (City & State OR foreign country)
9. Current Residence Address
10. Telephone Number (Personal Contact # with Area Code)
11. E-mail Address
13. Sex
14. Height
15. Weight 16. Eye Color
17. Hair Color
12. Previous Address(es) - Please provide every
address you have had in the last five years and
Male
Black
Bald
Feet
dates which you lived at the address(es) (If
Blue
Female
(lbs)
Black
Inches
additional space is needed attach a separate
Brown
sheet. See instruction #1)
Blond
18. Ethnicity
Gray
Brown
Hispanic or Latino
Yes
No
Green
Gray
19. Race (Please check one or more boxes)
Hazel
American Indian or Alaska Native
Red
Maroon
Black or African American
Sandy
Multiple
White
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Pink
Asian
White
Other
Other
No
For the following questions give full details on a separate sheet for all “Yes” answers (see instruction #1)
Yes
20. Have you ever held a Federal Firearms License? (If so, please include FFL#)
21. Have you ever been a Responsible Person on a Federal Firearms License? (If so, please include FFL#)
22. Have you ever been an officer in a corporation holding a Federal Firearms License? (If so, please include FFL#)
23. Have you ever been an employee of a Federal Firearms Licensee?
24. Have you ever been denied a Federal Firearms License?
25. Have you ever had a Federal Firearms License revoked?
26. Are you under indictment or information in any court for a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could
imprison you for more than one year? (See definition #10)
27. Have you ever been convicted in any court for a felony, or any other crime, for which the judge could have imprisoned you for more
than one year, even if you received a shorter sentence including probation? (See definition #10)
28. Are you a fugitive from justice? (See definition #11)
29. Are you under 21 years of age?
30. Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized
or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.
31. Have you ever been adjudicated as a mental defective OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution?
(See definitions #12 and #13)
32. Have you been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions?
33. Are you subject to a court order restraining you from harassing, stalking, or threatening your child or an intimate partner or child of
such partner? (See definition #5)
34. Have you ever been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence? (See definition #7)
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
ATF Copy - Page 3
Revised April 2019
35. Country of Citizenship: (Check/List more than one, if applicable. Nationals of the United States may check U.S.A.)
United States of America
Other Country/Countries (specify):
Yes
No
36. Have you ever renounced United States citizenship?
37. Are you an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States?
38. a. Are you an alien who has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa? (See definition #8)
N/A
b. If “yes”, do you fall within any of the exceptions stated in definition #9? Attach supporting documentation to the application.
39. If you are an alien, record your U.S.-Issued Alien or Admission number (AR#, USCIS#, or I94#):
40. Under the penalties imposed by 18 U.S.C. § 924 and 1001, I declare that I have examined any related documents submitted in regard to this
questionnaire/ATF Form 7/7CR Part B, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct and complete. This signature, when
presented by a duly authorized representative of the U.S. Department of Justice, will constitute consent and authority for the appropriate U.S.
Department of Justice representative to examine and obtain copies and abstracts of records and to receive statements and information regarding my
background. Specifically, I hereby authorize the release of the following data or records to ATF: Military information/records, medical information/
records, police and criminal records.
Signature
Printed Name
Date
EACH RESPONSIBLE PERSON MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A SEPARATE QUESTIONNAIRE/ATF FORM 7/7CR PART B
Attach a 2” X 2”
If applying for a NEW FFL:
Photograph Here
Mail application, fingerprint cards, photographs, and application fees, including a
separate questionnaire/Part B for EACH Responsible Person, to:
If you are applying for a Type 03
ONLY a photograph is not required
Federal Firearms Licensing Center
P.O. Box 6200-20
1. Photo must have been taken
Portland, OR 97228-6200
within the last six months.
If only adding a RP to an existing FFL:
2. Photo must have been taken in full
Each Reponsible Person being added must complete a separate questionnaire/ATF Form 7/7CR Part B
face view without a hat or head
and mail it, along with their fingerprint card and photograph, to: ATF, Attn: FFLC, 244 Needy Rd,
covering that obscures the hair or
Martinsburg, WV 25405
hairline.
Type 03 Applicants:
3. On back of photograph print full
A photograph and fingerprint card are not required if you are applying for a Type 03
name, last 4 of SSN, and business
Collector of Curios and Relics license only.
address.
Questions:
If you have any questions relating to this form, please contact the ATF Federal Firearms
Licensing Center at 1-866-662-2750, or your local ATF Industry Operations Office.
Print Full Name
Paperwork Reduction Act Notice
This request is in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection is used to determine the eligibility of the applicant
to engage in certain operations, to determine the location and extent of operations, and to determine whether the operations will be in conformity with
Federal laws and regulations. The information requested is required in order to obtain or retain a benefit and is mandatory by statute (18 U.S.C. § 923).
The estimated average burden associated with this collection of information is 60 minutes per respondent or recordkeeper, depending on individual
circumstances. Comments concerning the accuracy of this burden estimate and suggestions for reducing this burden should be directed to Reports
Management Officer, Resource Management Staff, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Washington, DC 20226.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB
control number.
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
ATF Copy - Page 4
Revised April 2019
Instructions/Definitions for ATF Form 7 (5310.12)/7CR (5310.16)
(Do not return this sheet when submitting your application)
Issuance of your license will be delayed if the fee is not included or incorrect, or if the application is incomplete or otherwise improperly prepared.
Instructions
1.
Completion of Application - TYPE or PRINT with ball-point pen. Any attached sheets should:
a.
be identified at the top of each page with your name and Employer Identification Number or Social Security Number.
b.
refer to the item/question(s) being answered.
2.
Person Who Signs the Application - The certification in Part A, item #21 must be signed by a Responsible Person (see definition #3).
Release of Information - This application package requires you to authorize the release of certain information to ATF such as medical information/
3.
records (see Part A, item #21). This information is used to determine, for example, whether the applicant has ever been adjudicated as a mental
defective or committed to any mental institution. This information is protected by the Privacy Act of 1974.
4.
Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) - Applicants must submit a copy of the completed application to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer
(CLEO) of the locality in which the premises sought to be licensed is located (see definition #1). Part A, item #20d requires certification that a
completed copy of the application has been sent.
5.
Payment - You may pay the application fee by credit/debit card, check, or money order, payable to ATF (see instruction #14 on the following page
for the address to send payment and completed application package). Do not send cash. Postdated checks are not acceptable. Licenses are issued
for a period of three years. No refund of any part of a license fee shall be made where the operations of the license are, for any reason, discontinued
during the period.
6.
Fingerprint Cards & Photographs - The following items must accompany this application. Failure to submit these items will delay processing and
may result in denial of the application. NOTE: A fingerprint card and photograph are NOT required if applying for a Type 03 license only.
a.
ATF Form 7/7CR Part B, Responsible Person Questionnaire, must be completed and submitted for ALL responsible persons (see definition #3).
b.
A properly prepared fingerprint card (form FD-258) must be submitted for ALL responsible persons, unless they have peviously submitted
one as an RP for another FFL. The fingerprints must be clear for accurate classification and taken by someone properly equipped to take them.
To facilitate processing of fingerprints, the FD-258 should list “WVATF1100 ATF-FFLC, MARTINSBURG, WV” in the ORI block.
c.
A 2 inch by 2 inch photograph of EACH responsible person. The photograph should be attached to the back of their ATF Form 7/7CRPart B,
Responsible Person Questionnaire. Please ensure that each photograph is clearly identified on the reverse with the full name of the responsible
person to whom the photograph applies.
Adding Additional Responsible Persons - You can use Part B of this application to add a Responsible Person(s) to an existing FFL. If you are only
7.
submitting Part B for this purpose, send Part B, along with the Responsible Person’s fingerprint card and photograph, to ATF-FFLC, 244 Needy
Road, Martinsburg, WV 25405. Only send to this address if you are just adding a Responsible Person(s) to an existing license. Sending an
application to obtain a new FFL to this address will result in delays in the processing of your application.
8.
License Types -
A Type 03 license issued under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44:
a.
Is NOT a license to carry, use, or possess a firearm.
b.
Confers NO right or privilege to conduct an activity contrary to State or other law.
c.
Will entitle you to acquire firearms, classified as curios or relics, in interstate or foreign commerce. You may dispose of curios and relics to
any person, not otherwise prohibited by the Gun Control Act of 1968, residing within your State, and to any other Federal firearms licensee in
any State. It must be emphasized that the collector’s license being applied for pertains exclusively to firearms classified as curios and relics,
and its purpose is to facilitate a personal collection. You may NOT engage in the business of buying and selling any type of firearm with a
type 03 license. Applicants intending to engage in the firearms business should apply for a license other than a Type 03, Collector of Curios and
Relics, license.
Type 01, 02, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, and 11 licenses issued under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44:
a.
Are NOT licenses to carry, use, or possess a firearm.
Confer NO right or privilege to conduct business or activity contrary to State or other law. State laws or local laws or ordinances may have
b.
requirements affecting your proposed firearms business. Contact your State and local authorities for specific information on their requirements.
c.
Are business licenses, and will NOT be issued to an applicant solely intending to enhance a personal firearms collection.
d.
Are NOT licenses to sell ammunition only.
NOTE: Multiple Licenses - You can apply for more than one license if the business is to be conducted at the same location, by checking more
than one type of license in Part A, item #10. If business is to be conducted at multiple locations, a separate application and license fee is required
for each business location.
Imports - Applicants intending to import firearms and/or ammunition may need to register with ATF under the provisions of the Arms Export
9.
Control Act. Contact the Firearms and Explosives Imports Branch at (304) 616-4550 for further information on registration.
ATF E-Form 7(5310.12)/7CR(5310.16)
Revised April 2019

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ATF Form 7 Instructions

Licenses are issued and granted for a period of three years. Instructions for ATF Form 7 require applicants to include, for each RP on the license, one 2"x2" photo and one Form FD-258 for all license types - except applicants of license type 03, Collector of Curios and Relics. An RP is either the sole proprietor or any individual possessing the power to direct the management, policies, and practices of the Corporation, Partnership, or Association, to the extent that they pertain to firearms.

Unless you are applying for a type 03 license, please acknowledge the following:

  • To receive a license as a dealer, importer, or manufacturer of firearms, you must intend to engage in the firearms business;
  • You may be contacted by an ATF officer while your application is in progress;
  • You must prepare and keep detailed records of all your firearm transactions;
  • ATF officers are entitled to inspect your records and premises;
  • State and local authorities are notified about Federal firearms license applicants by the ATF;
  • Additional licenses or permits for firearms licenses may be required by state laws or local ordinances;
  • Other state or local requirements may also apply to your firearms business. You should contact your state and local authorities to request specific information;
  • Firearms licensees should contact the Internal Revenue Service to obtain information on business operations and federal income taxes;
  • Upon ATF request, licensees must furnish information about firearm traces.

You only need to submit Copy 1, accompanied by any required supporting documents to the address stated below. It is suggested that you make a copy of your application before submitting it to the ATF and keep it for your records. Copy 2 must be submitted to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of the locality where the premises to be licensed are located. Copy 1 shall be mailed with payment, plus one photograph and a fingerprint card for each RP to the following address: Federal Firearms Licensing Center, P.O. Box 6200-20, Portland, Oregon 97228-6200

Can You Fill out ATF Form 7 Online?

It is not possible to file and submit the FFL application digitally. It is necessary to download a PDF version of the completed form and print it out.

How to Fill out ATF Form 7

For completing the form, type or print with a ball-point pen. If you attach any sheets, identify them at the top of each page with your name and Employer ID or Social Security Number, and refer to the item number you a replying to:

  • Sections 1 to 9 are self-explanatory; enter your personal and business information.
  • Section 10. Description of License Type. Check all the boxes you need if you want to apply for more than one license and the business is to be conducted at the same location. If the business is to be conducted at different locations, you need a separate application and a license fee for each of them.
  • Section 11. Method of Payment. Check only one method and complete the card-related data if you choose to pay by card.
  • Section 12. Hours of Business Operation. Enter at least one hour when you can be contacted by an ATF officer.
  • Sections 13 to 17. This business information can be skipped if you are applying for a Type 03 license.
  • Section 18. Name of CLEO. Applicants must submit a copy of the completed application to the CLEO of the locality where the premises to be licensed is located.
  • Section 20. Applicant Certification. Initial all the boxes.
  • Section 21. Certification. This must be signed by the RP.

How Long Does ATF Have to Review Form 7?

The approval or the denial is communicated within a 2-month period from the date the Federal Firearms Licensing Center receives a properly executed application.

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