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DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA05 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Residency Requirement for Persons Acquiring Firearms 

The final rule would adopt, with minor revisions, interim final rules that required a firearms purchaser's affirmative statement of his or her State of residence on ATF Form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record) when acquiring a firearm from a Federal firearms licensee, and that removed the 90-day State residency requirement for noncitizens lawfully present in the United States when purchasing or acquiring a firearm.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 478   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552(a)    18 U.S.C. 926    18 U.S.C. 921 to 931    44 U.S.C. 3504(h)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/21/1997  62 FR 19446   
Interim Final Rule  04/21/1997  62 FR 19442   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/21/1997    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  07/21/1997    
Final Action  11/00/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1140-AA44 
Agency Contact:
Helen Koppe
Regulations Writer
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue NE,
Washington, DC 20226
Phone:202 648-7070