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Kentucky FFL – How To Get A FFL In Kentucky

Have you ever dreamed of obtaining your Federal Firearms License and wondered what the associated cost may be ?

If you wish to be in the business of selling and transferring firearms in Kentucky the FFL licensing requirements are very strict and a qualified attorney can tell you what it takes, and how to get a FFL in Kentucky.

Kentucky FFL attorneys can be of great assistance if you are in the process of obtaining your Federal Firearms License.

Representing gun dealers in matters concerning the Bureau Of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, an FFL compliance lawyer can be of great assistance for advice during the formation of your FFL corporate structure.

Kentucky attorneys can also help you in matters concerning revocation of your Federal Firearms License and compliance inspections. Having the help of someone that has been through the process on multiple occasions limits your chances of being denied.

FFL Application Fee In Kentucky

Fees vary depending upon the type of license you are wanting to obtain. Fees range from $30 for a C&R license in KY up to $200 for other types of licenses.

These fees are required to paid when you submit your application to the BATFE. The application fees in no way guarantee that you application will be approved.

There may also be fees imposed by the State of Kentucky if you are wishing to start a business.

Home Based FFL In KY

Information on how to get a Home Based FFL in Kentucky can be found on the KY  home based FFL page. You may find that it is more economical than you, providing your willing to do some of the work yourself.

Class 03 SOT Special Occupation Tax

Please note that if you plan on selling NFA items such as suppressors in Kentucky you will need to apply for a SOT in addition to your chosen FFL. The SOT is a special occupation tax which grants you the ability to deal in NFA items.

Federal Firearms License Types

There are 9 different types of licenses that are available to Kentucky residents and each one gives you different options when it comes to handling, importing, repairing, manufacturing and selling firearms in Kentucky.

Type 01 FFL License : Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The Type 1 FFL License in Kentucky allows you the ability to deal in Title 1 firearms. This is the type you need if you wish to become one of the  magnificent Kentucky gunsmiths that take in and repair weapons.

Type 02 FFL License: Pawnbroker in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The type 02 allows pawnbrokers the ability to take in and return to the person who holds the pawn ticket, firearms that they have loaned money on.

Type 03 FFL License: Collector of Curios and Relics (C&R)

The C&R license in Kentucky allows individuals the ability to collect C&R firearms. These firearms must be manufactured 50 years prior to the current date, this does not include newly manufactured replica firearms.

With a C&R license in Kentucky you may purchase these collectable firearms and have them shipped directly to your home thus avoiding any Kentucky FFL transfer fees and background checks.

Please note that avoiding the background checks and KY FFL transfer fees only apply to those firearms that fall within the category of C&R firearms.

You can not purchase modern day firearms with a C&R license. More information about how to get a C&R license in Kentucky can be found at the link above.


Type 06 FFL License: Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms Get Your FFL Now

The type 06 FFL allows KY ammunition manufactures the ability to manufacture ammunition ( with the exception of armor piercing rounds) and sell to the general public.

You do not need a 06 ammo manufacturing license in KY if you reload as a hobby, however, you may not sell any ammunition you reload as a hobby to the general public without facing stiff fines and penalties including incarceration.

Type 07 FFL License: Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The type 07 FFL license allows Kentucky residents to manufacture firearms and ammo and sell to the general public. It does not allow you to manufacture any firearm that may fall under the guidelines of the National Firearms Act, unless you also get a 02 SOT.

Type 08 FFL License: Importer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The type 08 license allows you to import title 1 ammunition and firearms from other countries.

Type 09 FFL License: Dealer in Destructive Devices

The type 09 license allows you the ability to deal in title 1 firearms and those items which are considered destructive devices by the National Firearms Act. It does not include any other items that may be regulated by the act.

Type 10 FFL License: Manufacturer of Destructive Devices

The type 10 License allows you the ability to manufacture Title 1 firearms, ammunition, ammunition components and destructive devices. It does not include armor piercing rounds or any other items that may be regulated by the National Firearms Act.

Type 11 FFL License: Importer of Destructive Devices

The type 11 FFL License allows you the ability to import Title 1 firearms, regulated destructive devices and ammunition.

Please note that the above descriptions are brief and you may find more information by visiting this page, or the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives website.

Can I Get A FFL With My Kentucky Gun Trust ?

In short the answer is a resounding NO. A Kentucky gun trust is neither a person or a corporation and therefore will not be issued a Federal Firearms License.

However, a trust can be the owner of a LLC or Corporation which in fact can apply for an FFL. Learn more about the benefits of having a gun trust here.

FFL Dealer Requirements In Kentucky

As an FFL holder in Kentucky you must keep strict records of all transactions.

Each sale must be recorded and your paperwork will on occasion be audited by the BATFE.

You also must be at least 21 years of age with a clean criminal history.

A secure environment may also required as well as adhering to any State of Kentucky , local or community laws, including zoning requirements if required.

You must be a legal resident of the United States.

If you have served our country in any of the armed services you must have had an honorable discharge.

You must not have been a psychological patient or a user of controlled substances.

Who Is Eligible For A Federal Firearms License In Kentucky ?

Eligibility requirements for those individuals in Kentucky who wish to apply for a Federal Firearms License is determined by the ATF. View the FFL eligibility requirements.

Getting an FFL license in Kentucky may enable you to purchase firearms and ammo at dealer prices. This may enable you to start a great new business or hobby. Contact any of our Kentucky Federal Firearms License Attorneys today to find out what any associated legal cost may be.