NFA change of address (intrastate) question

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NFA change of address (intrastate) question

Postby ArmedAviator » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:43 pm

I've looked on the ATF website and couldn't find anything. What do I have to do to change my address?
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Re: NFA change of address (intrastate) question

Postby djthomas » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:16 am

Used to be you could send them a letter. And in about a year you'd get a reply thanking you for doing your part to keep the registry up to date. Supposedly though they're now telling folks that there is no requirement to notify of intrastate changes but if you feel compelled you can submit a 5320.20.
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Re: NFA change of address (intrastate) question

Postby Bruenor » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:21 pm

ATF says you must file a 5320.20 if any of the items are firearms and you are moving across state lines. see nothing for in state, although field 2 on the form asks whether the items will return to the original address.. so if you are moving the answer would be no..
and field 5 ...
Reason for Transportation of Firearms (example: Permanent change of Address)


found this on an attorney site
I Am Moving In-State

The good news is that if you are moving in-state then there is no legal requirement that you notify the ATF of your new address. However, up until June of 2013, it was requested that NFA owners send a letter to the ATF when moving in-state so that the NFRTR (registry) could be kept up to date.

Since June of 2013, the ATF has returned such letters with a note that they are no longer accepting address changes in the form of letters and requesting that those wishing to report a new in-state address submit a Form 5320.20.

In summary … you have no legal duty to notify the ATF of an in-state change of address. If you wish to do so, you should use a Form 5320.20.
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Re: NFA change of address (intrastate) question

Postby ArmedAviator » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:17 pm

Wonderful news! Guess I'll cross this off my to-do list (that seems to keep growing daily).
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