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July 11, 2017

ATF Q&A: Licensing


My FFL is going to expire soon. What steps do I have to take in order to renew my license in a timely manner?

An application for renewal of a Federal Firearms License (FFL) must be filed with the Federal Firearms Licensing Center (FFLC) every three years prior to the expiration of the license. It is very important to timely renew the FFL in order to avoid a lapse in the active status of the license. A renewal notice is generated three months prior to the expiration of the license. If a renewal notice is not received at about this time, you should notify the FFLC to ensure your information, including your mailing address, is accurate. If your mailing address has changed, you should immediately update this information with the FFLC. A returned renewal notice to the FFLC may result in an untimely renewal and subsequent expiration of the license. The FFLC can be contacted at 866-662-2750.