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Licenses and Permits
This section is intended to provide information on who needs a Federal explosives license or permit and the steps necessary to obtain one.
Does a Federal license or permit exempt the holder from State or local requirements?
Does a licensed manufacturer, importer, or dealer need a permit to use explosive materials?
Must a person who engages in the business of both manufacturing and importing at the same location have both licenses?
Is a separate license required for each location where business is conducted?
What is theatrical flash powder and is there a license for its manufacture?
Is a manufacturer’s license required to acquire and mix binary explosives?
May I sell black powder without a license?
What notification will I receive if one of my responsible persons or employee possessors does not pass their ATF background check?
Will ATF notify me whether or not my responsible persons and employee possessors have passed their background checks?
How do I get my fingerprints taken?