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NICS Alerts Gun Retailers Of Busy Season Hours

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Washington, DC --(AmmoLand.com)- The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has announced hours for its busy season, which began Oct. 1 and will continue through Jan. 16.

During this time, NICS Section operational hours will be from 6 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Eastern Time, with state point of contacts (POCs) being placed in service at 7 a.m. and out of service at 1:30 a.m. EST.

NICS call centers will maintain their normal daily operations hours of 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. EST. One day that will deviate from this schedule will be the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27), when NICS will come in full service at 6 a.m. EST.

This will include the call centers, state POCs and NICS Section. The NICS Section is closed Christmas Eve at midnight and all day on Christmas.

NICS operations will resume on Dec. 26 at 6 a.m. EST. The state POCs will resume at 7 a.m. and the call center at 8 a.m. EST.

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