When the AFMER notice is sent out, what year is ATF requesting?

ATF usually sends out the Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report (AFMER) filing notice to all licensed manufacturers in mid-February or early March. According to instruction 1(c), manufacturers have until April 1 to submit their annual report covering the preceding calendar year.


  • If you receive a request letter in the mail in February 2019, then the notice from ATF is requesting data for calendar year 2018.

Last Reviewed July 16, 2020