Before using your trust, it must first be signed by you and all co-trustees and acknowledged by a notary. Depending on your state, the notarization process may need be witnessed by one or more parties.
If some of your co-trustees cannot attend the trust's notarization, you can have them notarize their forms independently from the rest of the trust. This is called split signing. Our trust documents include a separate page for each co-trustee which allows them to be signed and notarized individually.
Many banks, UPS stores, and law offices offer notary services. Most notarizations are not very expensive (about $10), but the price will vary depending your notary and state laws.
Your trust must own property in order to be valid. Before submitting a request to manufacture or transfer an NFA firearm to the ATF, you must use the included assignment pages to transfer an asset to the trust.
If you would like additional information about filling out the ATF forms, please see our ATF Forms Page.
The process of manufacturing an NFA firearm is very similar to transferring one. The difference is that you must fill out ATF Form 1 instead of Form 4.
Transfering non-NFA firearms and other assets is much simpler than transferring NFA firearms. The only thing you need to do is fill out an entry on your assignment form.
In order to use or possess one of your trust's NFA firearms, you'll need to have in your possession the tax stamp and the trust document, including all amendments. The tax stamp will show that the ATF approved the trust and the transfer, and the trust paperwork will show that you are a trustee of the trust.