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New York FFL License – How To Get Your New York FFL

Have you ever dreamed of buying and selling firearms in New York and wondered what the associated cost may be ? If you wish to be in the business of selling and transferring firearms in New York the FFL licensing requirements are very strict and a qualified attorney can tell you what it takes, and how to get your New York FFL license.

New York 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 NYS FFL corporate structure.

New York 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 of submitting Federal Firearms License applications on multiple occasions limits your chances of being denied.


New York FFL License Application Fee

Fees vary depending upon the type of license you are wanting to obtain. Fees for a NYC FFL range from $30 for a C&R license in New York 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 the application will be approved for your New York State firearms dealer license. There may also be fees imposed by the State of New York if you are wishing to start a business.

Home Based FFL In NY

Information on how to get a Home Based FFL in New York can be found on the home based FFL page.

Federal Firearms License Types

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

FFL License Type 1

Dealer in Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The Type 1 FFL License in New York state allows you the ability to deal in Title 1 firearms, it also includes NY gunsmiths that may take in and repair weapons.

FFL License Type 2

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.

FFL License Type 3

Collector of Curios and Relics (C&R)
The C&R license allows individuals in New York state 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 NY C&R license you may purchase these collectable firearms and have them shipped directly to your home thus avoiding any New York FFL transfer fees and background checks.

Please note that avoiding the background checks and New York 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. Get your C&R license in New York State !

Type 6 FFL New York Get Your FFL Now

Manufacturer of Ammunition for Firearms
The type 06 allows NYS FFL holders to manufacture ammunition ( with the exception of armor piercing rounds) and sell to the general public.

You do not need a 06 license 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 7 FFL New York

Manufacturer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices

The type 07 FFL license allows New York businesses 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.

FFL License Type 8

Importer of Firearms Other Than Destructive Devices
The type 08 license allows you to import title 1 ammunition and firearms from other countries.

FFL License Type 9

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.

FFL License Type 10

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.

FFL License Type 11

Importer of Destructive Devices
The type 11 FFL License allows you, if your a New York FFL holder ,  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 the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives website. Night vision goggles are not considered to be destructive devices.

Can I Get A FFL With My New York Gun Trust ?

In short the answer would be no. A New York 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.

New York State FFL Requirements

  • As an New York state FFL holder and as a gun dealer in NY you must keep strict records of all transactions.
  • Each sale must be recorded in your bound book 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 will also be required such as a gun safe, lock box, gun case or any other device that can be used to safely store guns.
  • Adhering to any State of New York , 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.

How Long Does It Take To Get An FFL ?

Depending upon your circumstances and how backed up the ATF is it may take as long as 4 to 6 months before you are approved to do business.

Getting an FFL license in New York 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 New York attorneys today to find out what any associated legal cost may be and how to obtain a FFL in New York state.



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