Rules and Regulations Library

Title Description Category Document Type
F 5400.13-5400.16 (May 5_ 018) with watermark (856 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F7110.15 With Watermark (705 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 7110.15 with watermark (704 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5320._23_march_27_2019_with_watermark.pdf (829 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.4 May 2003 with watermark (797 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
1140-0006_atf_f_6_part_ii_5330.3b_with_watermark_v2.pdf (780 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5320._20_may_2019_with_watermark.pdf (756 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
ATF Industry Circular 1985-2: Importation of National Firearms Act Curio and Relic Firearms (691 KB)

This circular provides information concerning the importation of National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms for use as a sample for sales to law enforcement agencies when such firearms have been determined to be curios or relics.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-1: Establishment of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (52 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise members of the alcohol and tobacco industries that, effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), will be responsible for administering the alcohol and tobacco laws noted below and implementing regulations currently administered by ATF.

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-2: Establishing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (54 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise firearms and ammunition excise taxpayers that effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, will be responsible for administering the firearms and ammunition excise tax laws and regulations currently administered by ATF.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 1999-2: Unlawful Transportation, Shipment or Sale of Cigarettes (249 KB)

This circular reminds all persons of the federal law (and penalties) applying to the shipments, sale or possession of cigarettes and to the domestic sales of cigarettes marked for export. Additionally, this circular addresses the sale of cigarettes on Native American tribal reservations.

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
1975-1-Penguns Classified as Firearms (902 KB)

This circular announces the reclassification of small caliber weapons (such as penguns) ostensibly designed to expel only tear gas, similar substances or pyrotechnic signals, which may be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosive, as firearms.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 89-6: Facsimile Transmitted Copies (1365 KB)

The purpose of this circular is to advise industry members that an ATF ruling will be published in a future issue of the ATF Quarterly Bulletin. The ruling will read substantially as follows: The ATF has been asked whether certain forms and other documents could optionally be transmitted to the Bureau by means of facsimile machines.

Resource Center Industry Circular
Puerto Rico-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (69 KB) Open Letter to All FFL's regarding Brady Law. Firearms Open Letter
North Carolina-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law.pdf (713 KB) October 1991 Open Letter to all FFL's regarding Brady Law. Firearms Open Letter
ATF Form 8620.58 (769 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
South Dakota-March 2021-Open Letter-Regular Concealed Carry Permit as NICS Alternative (206 KB)

A South Dakota Regular Concealed Carry Permit, issued on or after July 1, 2018, can be used as an alternative to the required NICS background check.

Firearms Open Letter
Draft Form 8620.57 (July 2020) (751 KB)

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 requires agencies to publish proposed information collections in the Federal Register for public comment before an agency can use the process (generally a form) to collect information from the public. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice provides 30 additional days for public comment on a new collection. The proposed information collection pertains to the Prohibited Persons Questionnaire—ATF Form 8620.57, that will be used to determine if a candidate for Federal or contractor employment at ATF is prohibited from possessing or receiving firearms or explosives as described in 18 U.S.C. 922(g) or (n), and/or 18 U.S.C. 842(i).

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.42 (787 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Form 9 (5320.9) (843 KB) Firearms Information Collection
SB Criteria Withdrawal Notice 12-23-20.pdf (106 KB)

ATF is announcing the withdrawal of a notice and request for comments entitled “Objective Factors for Classifying Weapons with ‘Stabilizing Braces’,” that was published on December 18, 2020.

Firearms General Notice
Draft: Licensing Questionnaire - 8620.44 (749 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
2003-1 — Importation of Browning M1919 Type Receivers for Unrestricted Commercial Sale (213 KB)

An ATF-approved method of destruction for the Browning M1919 type machinegun will result in the severed portions of the receiver being importable for unrestricted commercial sale.

Firearms Ruling
2010-2 - Visibility of Marks on Explosives Containers Stored in Magazines (29 KB)
ATF authorizes alternate storage of containers of explosive materials in magazines so that marks are not visible, provided all of the requirements stated in this ruling are met.
Explosives Ruling
All FFLs-May2013-Open Letter-Prohibited Transfers of Firearms to Foreign Purchaser (76 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to advise federal firearms licensees that arranging for the exportation of firearms and ammunition through in-person disposition to foreign purchasers at airline ticket counters of local international airports violates the Gun Control Act of 1968.

Firearms Open Letter
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