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Firearm Dealer's License


Before you submit your application

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    Each applicant must have a Class 1 Federal Firearms License (FFL).
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      Applicants are subject to a background check that includes fingerprints.
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        Applicants must submit a valid Certificate of Occupancy issued by the New York City Department of Buildings. The Certificate of Occupancy must allow for the space to be used as a gun dealer business.
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          A Fire Department permit is required if more than 200 rounds of ammunition will be stored on the premises.
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            The applicant must be a United States Citizen.
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              List of Permit Fees. More info
              • License fee $100.00
              • Fingerprint fee for new applicants is $94.25
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              List of accepted payment methods. More info
              • American Express
              • MasterCard
              • Visa
              • Certified Check (made payable to the New York City Police Department)
              • Money Order (made payable to the New York City Police Department)
            • Ready to Apply?

              Steps to apply in person:

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              Contact the License Division using the contact information below to obtain an application for a Firearms Dealer License
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                Complete the Firearm Dealer License application and submit the original application and one copy of the completed application, to the police precinct where the business will be located.
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                  If the application is approved, the applicant will receive a license by mail
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                    If the application is denied the applicant will be informed by mail.