How long does it take to approve/disapprove an application for a Federal Explosives License or Permit?

We would approve or, depending on the circumstances, deny an application within a 90-day period, which begins with the day a “properly executed application” is received at the Federal Explosives Licensing Center.

Current Processing Times for ATF Applications

[18 USC 843, 27 CFR 555.49(a)(3)]

Last Reviewed April 12, 2022