Steps to fill out a Form 4 for a Trust, LLC or a Corporation
How to fill out an ATF FORM 4 (5320.4)
1. Type of Transfer
2a. Transferee’s Name and Address
3a. Transferor’s Name and Address
1616 State Route 28
Loveland, OH 45140
3b. Transferor’s Name and Address
3c. Leave it blank
3d. Leave it blank
4a. This is where you put the Manufacturer of the silencer and the address of the manufacturer. If you are unsure of what to use, leave it blank
4b. Type of Firearm
4e. Of Barrel
4g. Serial Number
4h. Leave blank
5. Leave blank
6a Leave blank
6b Leave blank
7. This is your Dealer’s federal firearms license number. If you don’t have it, leave this blank. You can use FFL EZ CHECK to make sure your dealer is still licensed with ATF at this website https://www.atfonline.gov/fflezcheck/
OUR IS A 2
9. Circle I DO
10. DON’T SIGN HERE. Your dealer must sign here.
11. This is for the dealer to fill out
12. This date is for the dealer to fill out
13 and 14 Even if you are corporation or trust you MUST fill these in…
15 Transferee’s Certification
For the reasons write: “Hunting, Collection, other lawful purposes”
16 Photograph Section
17 Law Enforcement Certification
getting this section signed. There are other people in the law enforcement community that may sign for you. Generally, a Police Chief, Sheriff (NOT A DEPUTY), Prosecuting attorney, State attorney General, or anyone else ATF may approve. If all else fails, you can obtain the silencer by starting a trust or forming a corporation. This can be expensive in some cases, but has it’s advantages.The first blank in the Law Enforcement Certification section is for your full name. The next line is for the CLEO’s signature and title. You can date the form or the CLEO can. You can fill out the remainder of the information or the CLEO can.This must be done TWICE. ATF likes everything in sets of two.
THE FORM HERE
This form is also commonly referred to as the Citizenship Certification Form. This form can be found from the ATF website. You should be able to fill out the form from the Adobe reader. If not, simply print and fill it out.
In section 2: You put your name no matter if you are applying as an individual or a Corporation/Trust.
In section 3: Write “USA” Sign and date the bottom of the form
This ALSO must be filled out TWICE!
THE FORM HERE
Corporation and Trust applicants need not bother with these. Your dealer has these in his possession and you need to ask for at least 4 of them. You can alternatively order these forms from ATF. If you order from ATF, order at least 100 of them.
You absolutely, positively MUST use the correct fingerprint forms to avoid delay in your transfer. Don’t try to use whatever you local jail has handy. Even if you have been fingerprinted before, you still have to do this. You have to do this for EVERY single silencer or SBR you obtain.
If the ORI section of the card you are using doesn’t look like this
DON’T SEND IT IN.
Filling out the Fingerprint cards:
Start above the ORI section (where it says Martinsburg, WV) and put your LAST FIRST and WHOLE MIDDLE name in there.
Fill out Sex, race, etc…
Fill out your citizenship as USA and put your Social Security Number in the blank below Armed Forces No. Leave the other numbers blank.
Under APPLICANT you sign the first blank and write your physical address in the blank below it.
The section below this is for THE PERSON TAKING YOUR FINGERPRINTS TO FILL OUT, NOT YOU!!! The person taking the prints writes the date, signs and puts HIS OR HER employer and address in this blank. You don’t put your own employer and address in, as this will get the card kicked back. In Reason Fingerprinted…write NFA PURCHASE
Do two fingerprint cards that are identical, remember ATF likes everything you send them in twos. You let the fingerprint taker do his or her job and make sure you obtain clear prints or they won’t accept the card. If they are blotched, get another card done.
Some places charge for this service.
Your Secretary of State website will likely have a place where you can look up your Corporation or Trust and print a document called “Certificate of Good Standing” or something that shows you are current. If you don’t have this, send the ATF the first page of your Trust or Articles of Incorporation/LLC agreement. Failure to do this will result in delaying your transfer or getting it denied.
Now that your paperwork is completed you need to write a check to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives or simply BATFE.
Sending your paperwork in: Double check your paperwork!
It’s time to mail it or take it to your dealer. DON’T SEND IT TO ATF YOURSELF. You have to make sure all the data is there and the dealer has to physically sign the Form 4’s. He will likely look over the forms for you, sign them, and submit them to ATF. Of course you can mail them out to ATF after the dealer signs them. Send them to the address on the Form 4 just above box number 1.
Your dealer will contact you
Hope this was helpful
Steven F. Ling