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ATF Form Assistance

National Firearms Act (NFA) forms can be confusing and stressful especially because they must be completed correctly and accurately or they will be denied by the ATF. You will feel like you wasted a lot of time which results in an unnecessary delay having to resubmit the form all over again which includes the dreaded wait time. Our goal is to provide you with the help you need, answer your questions, and assist with ensuring everything is done correctly.

  • If you are making your own NFA firearms such as a Silencer, Short-Barreled Rifle (SBR), Short-Barreled Shotgun (SBS), Any Other Weapon (AOW), or Destructive Device, it must be registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE/ATF) before you can make it. This is accomplished by completing and submitting an ATF Form 1 – Application to Make and Register a Firearm.
  • If you already have an NFA firearm that was transferred to you as an individual and you want to put it into an NFA Trust this is accomplished by completing and submitting an ATF Form 4 – Application for Tax Paid Transfer and Registration of Firearm.


LE/Mil/Vet/EMS Receive A $5.00 Discount

$59.99 – Individuals (each additional Form 1 / Form 4 within the same appointment receives a 50% discount = $29.99)
$69.99 – NFA Trusts (each additional Form 1 / Form 4 within the same appointment receives a 50% discount = $34.99)
$29.99 – Each Additional Form 23 “Responsible Person Questionnaire”, If Applicable

eFile Form 1 / Form 4

  • One Fingerprint EFT File
  • One Digital Passport Picture
  • Completion Of One eForm 1
  • Completion Of One ATF Form 23 Responsible Person Questionnaire (if applicable)

Paper Form 1 / Form 4

  • Two Fingerprint Cards
  • Two Passport Pictures
  • Completion Of One ATF Form 1
  • Completion Of One ATF Form 23 Responsible Person Questionnaire (if applicable)

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ATF Form Process

An appointment is required for all NFA Form Assistance. We Do Not Accept Walk-Ins.


You will need ALL of the following for your appointment.

    1. Acceptable identification (see faqs below)
    2. You must create an ATF eForms Account
    3. Your ATF eForms account username, password, AND 4-digit pin – help
    4. Firearm Information
      • Manufacturer & Address
      • Firearm Model
      • Firearm Caliber (if the receiver/frame says “Multi” you must select a specific caliber)
      • Firearm Barrel Length (see faqs below)
      • Firearm Overall Length (see faqs below)
      • Firearm Serial Number
    5. A Picture Of All Manufacture Markings & Serial Numbers
    6. Credit/Debit Card For The Stamp Tax Online Payment

For security purposes, we do not allow any unknown USB or other storage devices to be connected to our computers. If you need the NFA Trust notarized we are a certified Notary.


What Is Acceptable Identification?

A valid government-issued photo identification at the time of background check initiation that displays the buyers;

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Current residential address

Example: Driver’s License or State Issued Identification Card

– Utah temporary (paper) driver’s licenses ARE accepted.
– A handwritten sticker showing an address change on the back WILL NOT be accepted.
– Identification that is expired WILL NOT be accepted.

As explained by the ATF:
  • The identification document presented by the transferee must have a photograph of the transferee, as well as the transferee’s name, residence address, and date of birth. The identification document must also be valid (e.g., unexpired) and have been issued by a governmental entity for the purpose of identification of individuals. An example of an acceptable identification document is a current driver’s license.
    A combination of government-issued documents may be used to meet the requirements of an identification document. For example, a passport that contains the name, date of birth, and photograph of the holder may be combined with a voter or vehicle registration card containing the residence address of the transferee in order to comply with the identification document requirements. A passport issued by a foreign government is also acceptable so long as it has all of the required information.*
    See Important Information Below For Utah Requirements.
  • Whether a hunting license or permit issued by a retailer meets the definition of an identification document is State law specific. This license or permit meets the definition of an identification document if the State in which the retailer is located has authorized the retailer to supply State issued documents. If the State recognizes the hunting license or permit as government-issued, then this license or permit would qualify as being government-issued for the purposes of supplementing another government-issued identification document.
    A description of the location of the residence on an identification document, such as a rural route, is sufficient to constitute a residence address provided the purchaser resides in a State or locality where it is considered to be a legal residence address.
    [18 U.S.C. 922(t)27 CFR 478.11 and 478.124]
Utah Requirements

As provided by a Brady Supervisor at the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI)

“Utah requires a driver’s license or ID card from a state that can be verified by our system in Rule 722-380.”
R722-380-3. Verification of Identification.
(1) For purposes of a criminal history background check as established in Section 76-10-526, the only form of photo identification the bureau shall accept is a driver’s license or identification card that may be accessed through the issuing state’s database and verified as a valid form of identification.

“If the address is not correct on the driver’s license or ID card, Utah does allow any government-issued document to be used as long as it has the current address. This could come from a municipality, state, or federal document. So there are many documents or letters that could be used for this alternative to the address not being correct. The FFL would have to see one of these documents to add to his FFL paperwork in support of a new address.”
“A city bill would work, but something like Rocky Mountain power would not work because it’s not a government agency. If you use taxes or registration, they have to be the current year.”
– Our Addition: A current hunting or fishing license with the individual’s current address will also be accepted because it is issued by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) since it is a government agency.

If you maintain property (a home) in another state see the FAQ “What constitutes residency in a state” for more information about the ability to purchase firearms in multiple states.

How Do I Measure The Barrel Length?

Measuring the barrel of an AR is easy but it is important to do it properly. To determine the barrel length it must be properly installed to the upper receiver and the measured distance is between the bolt face to the end of the muzzle.

The barrel length of a rifle is explained on page 6 of the National Firearms Act Handbook, “The ATF procedure for measuring barrel length is to measure from the closed bolt (or breech-face) to the furthermost end of the barrel or permanently attached muzzle device. Permanent methods of attachment include full-fusion gas or electric steel-seam welding, high-temperature (1100°F) silver soldering, or blind pinning with the pin head welded over. Barrels are measured by inserting a dowel rod into the barrel until the rod stops against the bolt or breech-face. The rod is then marked at the furthermost end of the barrel or permanently attached muzzle device, withdrawn from the barrel, and measured.”

You will need three items to help measure it correctly.

  • Cleaning rod or wooden dowel
  • Masking tape
  • Tape measure
  1. Following ALL firearm safety rules point the firearm in a safe direction, visually and physically ensure there is no magazine inserted and it is unloaded. Clear all ammunition away from the area.
  2. Check to see if the muzzle device is temporarily or permanently* attached to the barrel. You must remove any and all attachments that are not permanently attached to the barrel.
  3. Ensure the bolt is closed in the forward “chambered” position.
  4. Slide the cleaning rod or wooden dowel down the barrel until it reaches the breech (bolt face).
  5. Using the masking tape, mark the rod or dowel where it clears the barrel or muzzle device.
  6. Take the rod or dowel out of the barrel and measure it with the tape measure.

*A permanently attached device requires welding or pinning the device to the end of the barrel.

How Do I Measure The Firearm Overall Length?

Measuring the Overall Length (AOL) of an AR can be a little difficult. Why? Because you can’t legally build or assemble the SBR until the Tax Stamp has been approved by the ATF.

The National Firearms Act (NFA) Division recommends that you use an estimate for the AOL. You can take a proper measurement of the barrel and add the length of the lower receiver with the stock in the extended position and get pretty close to what the AOL would be when it is fully assembled. Once the approved Form 1 with Stamp Tax is received from the ATF you can then assemble and manufacture the SBR. At that time you can then measure the actual AOL of the SBR. If this measurement is different than the estimate that you entered into the Form 1 application, you must submit a change of length letter to the ATF. They will then send back an approval letter that will need to be kept with the approved tax stamp.

The overall length of a rifle is explained on page 6 of the National Firearms Act Handbook, “The overall length of a firearm is the distance between the muzzle of the barrel and the rearmost portion of the weapon measured on a line parallel to the axis of the bore.” This means, to find the AOL of a firearm, the measurement is taken from the muzzle straight to the end of the fully extended stock.

ATF Final Rule 2021R-08F “Factoring Criteria for Firearms with Attached Stabilizing Braces”

To obtain the AOL of a firearm that meets this rule you can measure the AOL with the firearm fully assembled and stabilizing brace attached. DO NOT install a stock onto the buffer tube of the “AR Pistol”! You will be creating an illegal SBR. Simply measure the stabilizing brace and the stock that you want to install after approval, then add or subtract the appropriate measurement and include it in the AOL. You can only attach a stock after the approved Form 1 with Tax Stamp has been received from the ATF under this rule.

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