Trace Requests

Trace Requests are generally received from the ATF National Tracing Center via email, phone, fax, or even in person.

A licensee must provide the requested information immediately, and in no event later than 24 hours after receipt of a trace request by the ATF. Failure to respond to the request for trace information can result in monetary fines and/or imprisonment, or revocation of the licensees Federal Firearms License. [18 U.S.C. 923(g) (7), 27 CFR 478.25a]

The Trace Report generated in FastBound will not be automatically submitted to the National Tracing Center or whoever else may have requested it. You will need to print and fax or print as a PDF and email it along with any other documents that are required. e.g. a copy of the 4473 or other disposition record you may have.

To quickly respond to a Trace Request and generate a Trace Report please follow these steps in FastBound

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For more information about the National Tracing Center please visit the ATF website.