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NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA)

All the following information is accurate and reflects ATF resources as of 9/1/2017

The NFA was originally enacted in 1934.  Title II  of the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968 amended the NFA to cure a constitutional flaw and amended a few NFA definitions.  In 1986, the Firearm Owner's Protection Act amended the NFA definition of "silencer" and the GCA to prohibit certain machine gun transfers or possession. For additional information click here: https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/national-firearms-act 

FIREARMS REGULATED UNDER THE NFA INCLUDE:
  • Shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
  • a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length;
  • a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
  • a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length;
  • any other weapon, as defined by ATF;
  • a machine gun;
  • any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and
  • a destructive device.
WHAT IS THE TAX ON THE TRANSFER OF AN NFA FIREARM?

The tax is $200 for the transfer of any firearm except a firearm classified as an “any other weapon” which is $5. An unserviceable firearm may be transferred as a curio or ornament without payment of the transfer tax.

WHAT IS THE PROCESSING TIME FROM START TO FINISH?

The time required to process an NFA application depends upon many factors including the particular ATF form used, the volume of forms submitted from throughout the country, any errors on forms, and complexities with background checks or the legal status of corporations, trusts or other legal entities.

WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS OF OWNERSHIP?

Commonly ownership is in the name of an individual or trust, however partnership, company, association, estate, or corporation ownership may be a consideration.  We'll be happy to refer you to a local attorney who specializes in NFA law.

HOW TO LEGALLY OBTAIN NFA FIREARMS
IF APPLYING AS AN INDIVIDUAL AND COMPLETING A FORM 4, YOU NEED:
  • THREE completed and signed Form 4s:  TWO copies will be sent off to the ATF (they will keep one copy and send the second copy back with your approval and tax stamp). ONE copy will be sent to the CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) in your city/county as notification.
  • TWO fingerprint cards. These can be completed at your local Sheriff's Office or Police Dept.
  • THREE passport sized photos (2" x 2" inch).
  • A credit card or ONE check or money order made out to the BATFE in the amount of $200.00 dollars ($5.00 for AOWs).

The above is required for EACH NFA item, even if submitting multiple items at once. 

IF APPLYING UNDER A TRUST OR CORPORATION, YOU WILL NEED:
  • THREE completed and signed Form 4s:  TWO copies will be sent off to the ATF (they will keep one copy and send the second copy back with your approval and tax stamp). ONE copy will be sent to the CLEO (Chief Law Enforcement Officer) in your city/county as notification.
  • TWO Responsible Person forms (ATF Form 5320.23) for EACH responsible person on your trust/corporation. (One copy is sent to the ATF and the other copy is sent to each responsible person's CLEO.)
  • ONE copy of the trust/articles of incorporation.
  • TWO fingerprint cards for EACH responsible person on the trust/corporation.
  • ONE passport sized photos (2" x 2" inch) for EACH responsible person on the trust/corporation.
  • ONE check or money order made out to the BATFE in the amount of $200.00 dollars ($5.00 for AOWs).

The above is required for EACH NFA item, even if submitting multiple items at once.