About firearms dealer licenses

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Where to apply

You can apply at the local law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction where your business is located.

What to bring when you apply

Contact your local law enforcement agency for information on what documents you will need.

Background check required

The law enforcement agency will fingerprint you and conduct a background check before you can be issued a dealer license.

How long your license is valid

No more than one year from the date of issue.

Related laws

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