How to Fill Out ATF Form 23 Using a Gun Trust

Updated for ATF 41F

Form 23 - Responsible Person Questionnaire

Every responsible person in your trust must fill out a Form 23 when submitting a Form 1, Form 4, or Form 5 to the ATF. Form 23 provides identifying information to the ATF and each responsible person's chief law enforcement officer.

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ATF Form 23 Guide For NFA Trusts

  1. Type of Application - Select Form 1, 4, or 5, depending on the type of application being submitted.
  2. Applicant Information - Applicants using our NFA trust will need to put the name and address of the trust as the "Name and Address of Applicant or Transferee". Use the address of where you will store the item.
  3. Firearm Information - When completing the CLEO copy, skip question 4e.
  4. Photograph - The applicant must attach a recent photo taken within the last year. Skip this section when completing the CLEO copy.
  5. CLEO Notification - The applicant is required to notify the CLEO of the area in which they reside. That CLEO's information should be put here.
  6. Questionnaire - The applicant must complete all of the yes / no questions in this section.
  7. Certification Signature - This signature binds the applicant under penalty of purjery to submit the notification to the CLEO.

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