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FFLezCheck

Welcome to FFL eZ Check

“FFL eZ Check” is a system that was designed to allow a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) who has a copy of another FFL’s license to verify or authenticate the license PRIOR TO shipping or disposing of a firearm(s) to the requesting licensee. The web site will verify the information shown on the license to determine if it is still valid.

To access “FFL eZ Check,” FFLs logon to the ATF internet web site at www.atf.gov. The “FFL eZ Check” page will allow an FFL to enter the first 3 digits and the last 5 digits of the license number, and then click on Submit to verify the license. If the data entered is valid and the license is active, when the Submit button is clicked, the License Number, Expiration Date, License Name, Trade Name, Premises Address, and Mailing Address of the licensee being verified will appear, with the exception of those persons licensed as collectors (type 03s) or ammunition manufacturers (type 06s). If the licensee being validated has requested and obtained a Letter of Continuing Authorization (LOA), the date the LOA was issued by ATF and the expiration date of the LOA will be displayed.

Finally, FFL’s have the ability to download a list of all active FFL’s, with the exception of those persons licensed as collectors (type 03s) or ammunition manufacturers (type 06s). The file is formatted in the form of a text file. The system requires that the requesting FFL provide its 15-digit FFL number.

If you have any questions concerning the use of “FFL eZ Check”, contact the webmaster at www.atf.gov.

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