Submitting Firearms Trace Requests

Submit Firearms Trace Request

To fill out a firearms trace request click here. The completed trace request can be emailed (I will have to get the correct email address for submitting trace requests) or faxed (I will get you the local and toll free fax numbers) to the ATF National Tracing Center. For assistance, contact the Firearms Tracing Branch by telephone at 800-788-7133.

Submit Firearms Trace Request Electronically via eTrace

To submit a firearms trace request using eTrace, you must first have an account. To learn more about eTrace and open an account, click here.

Submit URGENT Firearms Trace Request

To submit an urgent firearms trace request, contact the Urgent Trace Group by telephone at 800-788-7133. To submit an urgent firearms trace request after regular business hours*, contact the National Enforcement Operations Center (NEOC) at 202-927-7777. *Regular business hours of operation for the National Tracing Center are Monday thru Friday, 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Submit Firearms Trace Request for Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

To fill out a firearms trace request for a firearm with an obliterated serial number, click here and be as specific as possible when completing Part IX – Obliterated Serial Number Information. For assistance or for more information on firearms with obliterated serial numbers, contact the Obliterated Serial Number Program at 800-788-7133 or by email at

Request Certified Trace Request

To request a Certified Trace Request for court testimony or other purposes, contact the Law Enforcement Support Branch by telephone at 800-788-7133.

Last Reviewed June 22, 2015