Form ATF 5320 Form 1 Application to Make and Register a Firearm
Any firearms manufacturer in the U.S. must undergo a complicated registration and inspection process to obtain the appropriate license. This license requires strict observance of all registration procedures for the production or modification of firearms. Today’s review is dedicated to the primary form that is used for registration of each weapon produced by a licensed manufacturer – ATF 5320 Form 1.
Who needs an ATF 5320 Form 1?
You should complete and file an ATF Form 1, Application to Make and Register a Firearm if you are manufacturing or altering an item under the National Firearms Act. This application should be submitted by any individual, corporation or government entity involved in the production of firearms.
What is ATF Form 1 for?
The ATF Form 1 is used by the U.S. Department of Justice to determine if ownership of a firearm meets Federal, State, and local laws. Information provided on this form is used as proof of registration of a firearm by the manufacturer. All registration data on this form will be entered into the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Is ATF 5320 Form 1 accompanied by other forms?
The completed form requires a payment of $200 tax, so payment must be attached. If ATF Form 1 is filed by 1) a producer acting on behalf of the United States, or any government department, or agency or by 2) a producer operating on behalf of any State or possession of the United States, or any police organization, the $200 fee should not be paid. The corresponding block in the Type of Application section should be checked for such cases.
When is ATF Form 1 due?
ATF 5320 Form 1 should be submitted every time a firearm is made, except when an NFA firearm is made by the United States, any State, or political subdivision thereof.
How do I fill out ATF Form 1?
There are comprehensive instructions on how to complete ATF Form 1 on pages 7-9 of this form. You should read them before filling out the form.
You should fill out the following items:
Applicant’s personal information and ATF identification;
Law Enforcement Certification;
Method of fee Payment;
Where do I send ATF Form 1?
Once completed, the ATF Form 1 should be directed to the National Firearms Act Branch, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, P.O. Box 530298, Atlanta, GA 30353-0298.