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Sheriff's Office
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive Registration

The Prince William County Sheriff’s Office requires that all ATF Forms 4 and 1 Transferees submit a complete set of forms so that their Form 4 or 1 can be processed quickly and accurately.  Below is a list of required forms:

  • ATF Form 4 or 1 – Must be completely filled out and signed by you, the transferee.  Photographs must be attached and handwriting legible.  Two forms must be completed for each firearm or device.
  • Approved fingerprint cards that are complete and legible.  Two fingerprint cards for each Form 4 or 1.  The Sheriff’s Office will do fingerprinting for a fee of $10.00 per two cards payable by MONEY ORDER or CREDIT / DEBIT CARD.  (Note:  Bring the Fingerprint Cards supplied by your Dealer).  Come to the Sheriff’s Office Monday thru Friday between 09:00 am and 3:00 pm (excluding holidays) for fingerprinting. 
  •  A completed Prince William County Sheriff’s Office form:  Questions for Investigation of ATF Form 4 and Transferor Requests. Click here to download the form.     

Captain H. A. Stearns
Prince William County Sheriff’s Office
9311 Lee Avenue, Suite 100
Manassas, VA 20110

Upon receipt of the completed packet, the normal process time is two to three weeks.  Once completed, the packet will be returned back to you through the U. S. Mail.



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